© 2021 María José Rodríguez Escolar
TRAMAS, Madrid 2022
The TRAMAS series is formed by a set of paintings based on fragments of works made by women artists from the Renaissance and Baroque mainly (some also from the nineteenth century) in which the woman’s body, naked and highly eroticized, is the central element of representations generally of episodes of Greco-Roman mythology and sacred history.
These paintings are made in oil on canvas prepared with a dense primer to, once the motif is painted, be able to mistreat that surface, crackling and aging it.
In order for the punished fragments of the female body to take an absolute prominence, the adjacent elements of the painting surrounding the flesh have been covered by a layer of opaque blue-green paint.
The paintings are girded by a thin rope that perhaps aims to protect them and stop their deterioration and the fall of the pictorial layer or perhaps seeks only to tie the images themselves.