ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY DRAWING IN THE MUSEUM OF CADIZ
This exhibition is the result of an Artistic Research Project by Asunción Jódar-Miñarro and Ricardo Marin-Viadel, artists and professors of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada, in the last two years.
The main purpose of the project is to establish a dialogue between the archaeological heritage and contemporary art through our drawings.
Asuncion Jodar draws with pencils and colored ink on paper, complete human figures. She reconstructs in her drawings the living presence of the people represented in the unique Phoenician sarcophagi (Room 2) and Roman statues (Room 4). Next to the sculpture of the Emperor as a hero, Asuncion has recreated the winged female figure of Nike or Victoria (Room 6), and accompanying the rich grave goods of the 1st century A.D. six female figures of maidens and Greco-Roman tanagers figurines (Room 7).
Ricardo Marin draws with graphite on paper, multiple variations of a few objects. He has made three versions of a small cylindrical marble idol and ten interpretations of a stone baetylus idol with polychrome remains (Room 1). He has drawn fourteen interpretations of monumental size, from the head representing the Emperor Augustus, which is split diagonally (Room 3).