"Lords of War" is a contemporary spectacle of baroque, becoming meat and organic forms of great imagination. This form language found me, touched and inspired me here to write for this moving art photography by the Brazilian artist Cristina de Santana. It is her work that fully convinced on the own, not the Vita of the artist nor any adulation could belittle my image of her great art implementation in photography!
This large-format photo art abounds formally against violence and force. It testifies the fight and have orgasm pleasure as antique feasts of wine god Dionysus. Raw
and organic, mannerist driven, contorted in pain and always very dynamically characters wrap in its own cosmos. Each loop twisted fantasy figures like intestines, exaggerated in the turns, the twists
of a Laocoon and leads to organic masses slaughter in combat modern suffering giants. You see, this is the material for pain, suffering, struggle, desire and heroism demigods worlds of our time.
"Lords of War" is a gripping title with many visualized themes from antiquity and the baroque to the contemporary fantasy-movie with all the special effects in today 2016th.
Current pulls the society with the photos in the battle in the struggle for survival in the jungle of daily difficulties. Heavenly Spheres, nudity, flowing garments and the darkness of hell be visualized at the same time in these photos. There are certainly many approaches to Baroque ceiling paintings in secular buildings, in the Baroque painting of Peter Paul Rubens and works of Eugéne Delacoix in the beginning of the 19th century in France. I consider it from today's perspective, working with photographs superimposed structures from woolen spun yarns for photography is newly discovered and applied by Cristina de Santana in the cycle "Lords of War" once baroquism. For this strong expression of art there has been only in the traditional historical and battle baroque painting in such moving quality!
Chapeau, Cristina de Santana, in "Lords of War" photography is ennobled with rough painting elements. The art-historically considered judgment includes a full purchase recommendation.
Tim Zenke M.A., art critic