I took heavy inspiration from chiaroscuro of Rembrandt, compositional consideration of Raphael, and combined those with the storytelling and style of Gustav Klimt to produce a piece reflecting an amalgamation of elements throughout art history. Just as art style had evolved, I took note of the way the storytelling and subject matter of those we consider "masterpieces" have evolved over time as well and decided to make something anachronistic in presentation that kind of jumps out as though something's a little bit off upon first look. I've appropriated Klimt's fragmented style to bring together elements of different masterpieces we study over time-- a fragmentation of the evolution we see in the stories told, not just the way the things we view are portrayed.
About the Scholar: Lalitha Madduri
Lalitha Madduri is a member of Columbia Engineering School’s Class of 2021. She is currently majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Applied Math, planning to work at Microsoft as a Software Engineering Intern this upcoming summer. In addition to doing art since elementary school, she's been an avid lover of Art History and enjoys seeing some of her favorite works in-person in the museums scattered across NYC.