Raoef Mamedov / Gallery Lilja Zakirova
Russia / Russia
Courtesy Lilja Zakirova Gallery
The photographical series titled Pietà by Raoef Mamedov forms the closing of his trilogy which started with The Last Supper and The Games on the Window Sills. It is no secret that the main theme of the Pietà – the grieving after Christ has been taken from the cross – has often been depicted by many artists, with which each artlover is familiar. The cycle here displayed is flooded with quotes. Besides references to the Pietà there is also a clear homage to the The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt.