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Rubenesque IV

10.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.1"D

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Hana Shoup


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: collage art, paper collage, collage, appropriation, old master, art history, lines, black and grey, grey, greyscale, outline, silhouette, peter paul rubens, male, female, torso

Media: collage, etching, intaglio on paper

Size: 10"W x 12"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2008

Ready to Hang

Drawing the human body is a constant source of inspiration for me. Using the process of etching, I repeat the image of an ancient torso, altering each one to make it unique. I present whole and fragmented torsos as dynamic yet timeless forms.
In this particular piece, I combine found paper and bits of art history. Placing a reproduction of a Peter Paul Rubens painting inside the torso, I use the silhouette of the torso as a frame. This heightens the drama between the two people and connects the struggle to the body.
Note: the image in center is 5 x 7 in. but the entire paper is 10 x 12 in. This framed with a 12 x 16 inch frame.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew animals, both real (my menagerie of pets), and fantastic (dragons and such). With this obsession with drawing nature, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Baylor University. I lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the States, I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore (I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast) attended MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I worked in DYI art spaces, such as The Skydive, and helped organize community shows. I currently work, teach, and make art in Denver.

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