In the absence of anyone to model his elaborately crafted hairstyles, Mustafa Yanaz has turned to the Old Masters for help. From quarantine in New York, the hairstylist is “digging out models of history”, playfully adapting Renaissance paintings to give them a contemporary makeover. Using components from 15th and 16th century Italian masterpieces as his starting point, Yanaz gives the figures his own punk-inspired hairstyles, which he creates at home before merging them with the original artworks. Removed from their original contexts, Yanaz’s digital collages transport the sitters – complete with face masks – firmly into the here and now.
Original Painting: Piero della Francesca, Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro, ca. 1465-72
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