The idea of re-sampling or appropriation comes from the post modern ideas of borrowing incorporating various elements and ideas to create various new meanings. The exercise of meticulously copying the work of old masters derives from the Baroque era but within today’s contemporary art scene is a dying art. This exhibition will attempt to put the philosophical ideals and principles forward from historic artworks in the Absa collection, with in a contemporary reading of the works within South African history, adds Bayliss. The exhibition runs from 12 November 2012 to 24 January 2013 at the Absa Art Gallery.
Images courtesy of Absa Gallery