Dorothee Golz, Vienna-based photographer, sculptor, illustrator and artist is the author behind “Digital paintings”, a series combining famous portraits from the Renaissance era onto bodies and settings from nowadays. The reality from the two time periods are compared and combined in a series of challenging paintings that would fit the most avid art fan and not only.
Exploring the relationship between women and how they were regarded in society, Dorothee’s digital paintings free these familiar historical figures by placing them in a liberated manner, in a totally different posture and setting. She portrays those characters in a way that breaks the stereotypes and shows them in an ideal light, as they would like to be seen, both by men but also by their own beauty standards.
When constructing the “digital paintings”, Dorothy’s work is split into two parts: the capturing of the photo modern scene and then the adding of the familiar faces in this scene. The juxtaposition of the two give the photograph the feeling of a painting.