Raquel Miotto is a senior art major and captain of UNCA's women's volleyball team.
This collection of portraits will be on display December 3 - 18.
A reception will be held on December
11 at 5 p.m.
Human visual and
emotional expressions can be recorded by a camera; however, the narratives
and memories associated with the subject matter are not necessarily
registered by the photographic image. In this series of large format
charcoal drawings, the photograph captures the image as well as the
memories, narrative meanings, and human connections associated with them in
a nonverbal way. The drawings portray the true and relevant moments that are
hidden behind the imagery instead of artificially creating it. The series is
a contemporary work based on the Baroque Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi
Caravaggio’s dark and smooth atmosphere known as tenebrism, which is created
mainly by the presence of extreme lights and darks. This traditional
technique is achieved here by applying the deepest dark of black pastel and
charcoal over the lightest white surface of BFK paper, seeking to emphasize
facial expressions. The enlargement of human figures helps to expand and
explore the harmony and grace of The Reliquary.
- Raquel Miotto
Updated 4 December 2009. Comments to the Library Web Team.