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Classical Office

Office – feat. An Amateur (1915) and The Belvedere (1913) by John William Godward, Phaedra (1880) by Alexandre Cabanel and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (c. 1512)

A few years ago, Alla saw her colleagues talking in the beanbags of their office after a hard working day, and she thought “They look exactly like characters from my favorite classical paintings”. A week later, she had almost a dozen of “classical office” sketches. The collages were a blast in her office, and people wanted more and more. That is how her hobby has started.

“I wanted to look at Renaissance and Classical characters reincarnated and adapted into the modern day realities,” she told us. “Most of them are funny, controversial, ironic, erotic, sarcastic and even fantastic, but collages usually also reflect important aspects of our lives.”

Window – feat. The Dream of Saint Helena by Paolo Veronese (1570)
At the Traffic Light – feat. Mona Lisa and The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger (1533)
When She Loves Pearl Earrings as well as Red Cabrio – feat. Supper at Emmaus by Paolo Veronese (c. 1559) and Girl with a Pearl Earring
High-Kissing – feat. The Kiss

Alla Mingalёva is a Crimea-born Russian artist, currently based in Yerevan. She likes the idea of not explaining too much her metaphors — people should find their own meanings and themselves in these characters/situations. She’s got a high number of requests from fans to buy some t-shirts, thus the last year she launched Jeeza merch, together with her friend Ilya.

About Isolation?

Well, what can I say… We lost a lot, but we still have a sense of humor.

No Gathering in the Office – feat. An Amateur (1915) and The Belvedere (1913) by John William Godward, Phaedra by Alexandre Cabanel (1880) and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (c. 1512)
No Gathering in the Office – feat. An Amateur by John William Godward (1915) and Phaedra by Alexandre Cabanel (1880)
No Gathering in the Office
Twilight Paper – feat. Violets, Sweet Violets by John William Godward (1906)
Quarantine. Month 2 – from Mona Lisa
High Quarantine – feat. Phaedra by Alexandre Cabanel (1880) and My Bed installation by Tracey Emin (1998)
Salon – feat. Samson and Delilah by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1537), Diana and Her Companions by Johannes Vermeer (1653-1654), The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1485–1486) and Mona Lisa
An XL? – feat. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1485–1486), Susanna and the Elders by Anthony van Dyck (c.1621-1622) and Diana and Actaeon by Titian (1556-1559)
Red Petals – feat. Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio (1594-1596), Echo by Alexandre Cabanel (1874) and Santa Margherita d’Antiochia e il Drago by Titian (1565-1570)
Last McDonald’s – feat. Altarpiece of the Holy Sacrament or Triptych of the Last Supper (1464–1468) by Dieric Bouts (attributed)
Football – feat. Saint Rosalie Interceding for the Plague-Stricken of Palermo by Athony van Dyck (1624), St Filippo Neri in Ecstasy by Guido Reni (1614), After Breakfast by Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1890) and fragment from the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
I am an Artist – feat. Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elías García Martínez (c. 1930) after “monkey” restoration by Cecilia Giménez, Christ and Saint Peter at the Sea of Galilee by Scarsellino (c.1585-1590) and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (c. 1512)
Hard Working Day – feat. The Old, Old Story (1903) and Reverie a.k.a. In the Days of Sappho (1904) by John William Godward and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (c. 1512)

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