Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)
Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)
Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)
Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)
Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)
Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)

Monaliza (my 21th centuary Mona Lisa)

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Artwork by Roy Recanati (Israel) 
Size: 70cm by 120cm
Matirials: Plaster, Sandstone, Gravel, Cement, Acrylicm Iron Bars & Communication wire on Canvas
Years: 2017 - 2019
Work capacity (Net hrs): ~ 145hrs est.
Genuine artwork of Roy Recanati
Own by: Recanati heART Gallery 
Copyrights: Roy Recanati (c) 2019
heART Schools: Alchemy
Price: 3,500 â (heARTbits)


27th club memberGenuine work of Roy RecanatiAlchemy

Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by the lilies
(song of Solomon 7:2)

Mona Lisa is undoubtedly the "holy grail" of art, and there is nothing more challenging an artiest than making his own version of the legendary Mona Lisa.

My Mona Lisa called "Monaliza" and it is so different from Da Vinci's painting with the poplar tree and oil colors but it still in the same language of art. 
like Da Vinci's liked to write his books with a mirror writing in order to see what his readers see, I choose to do the same with our current days matirials, thru the eyes of the reality of our times.

I see artisans as Curators: We document the time we live in through art.

So this time, I wanted to convey the realities among reality in 2019 and fling them with the art and values ​​of today's society, just as da Vinci did in his 14th centuary Mona Lisa.

Well, one day I did a concrete casting for my gallery, and my Monaliza was sitting in the studio and dusting for over 3 years without a clue how to finish her ...
While I was playiong with big-boys games with concrate and cement Monaliza was calling me to work on her, and I started pouring it out of sesame stones, sand and cement ... the same materials with which the concrete foundations of the early 2020 aristocracy.

I wore my Monaliza with communication wires and iron clothes to let her talk, to show us that we are connected to anywhere in the world, ie. Skype, Whatsapp FaceWorld and Instagram and we can't even communicate with each other!

Monaliza's eyes, which, by the way, in the original painting "looking at you from every angle you look," are the eyes of the "big brother" - who always watches us, CENSORED, in exactly the same way that we are fed every day, and just as we ourself censor things as we please to others.

Monaliza's hands signify calm, made of a stain-colored plaster associated with prisoner clothing in the United States, so we are coercively peaceful, moving within our disquiet as prisoners of government "within the realm of possibility" otherwise we lose our own "freedom".

Monaliza's red lips are sculpted with red sand, and are aside to show that even inside our society people are regular to bury their words (their words = their truth) in the sand, and whisper what the society expects them to say ... so it's like we are mumbling nonsense .

Within my Monaliza's attire, I casted roughly iron rails pices over white-as-snow silicon, to show the differences between human classes,  which simulate also railroad tracks, to illustrate how sometimes people who think they are climbing up the scale and stepping on people on the way to nowhere.

The background of Mona Lisa is pastoral background of that time, my Monaliza background is the skyscrapers surrounding us as a gray-topped landscape in concrete castings that I uncovered (part of a perpetual imperfection in perfection)

And what came out that for about a couple of monthes and two years, I build and paint and create the foundations of our society, the high, judicious bourgeoisie, who zealously adhere to art, which, God forbid, if I was painted a portrait or replica I would be crucified on a tree for sure.

So this is my Monaliza is a completely different interpretation, in my bold and naked language, really my own, in a revealing way how I would represent the spirit of the period in my art, with my monolith, "The Femme Fatale" in my private "Louvre".

This work of art sometime in the next centeries to come will represent our-time and spirit in the 2020's... whithin corona-time and mis-communicating society.