Vik Muniz

Medea about to kill her children, after Eugene Delacroix, 2007

Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum
241 × 180 cm

This work from ‘Pictures of Garbage’ series is an appropriation of painting by the French romantic artist Eugène Delacroix.

Delacroix took the plot from the famous tragedy of the ancient Greek writer Euripides “Medea”.

According to the myth, after Medea finds out about her lover Jason’s infidelity, she decides to take revenge and kills his new wife, as well as their common children.

Exhibitions:
Vik Muniz. Moscow House of Photography. Nov – Dec 2007
Vik Muniz. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. June – Oct 2018

Publications:
Vik Muniz. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2007. page 140




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