Sunday, August 9, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Collecting Niccolo Cosme

Gregory Disney-Britton stands at home in Indianapolis (2020) in front of Niccolo Cosme's "The Matriarch," a painted color photograph (upper left corner).
Does beauty get your attention? Week three of our collection spotlights is the conceptual photography of Niccolo Cosme (b. 1980, Philippines). He blends erotic imagery with Christian iconography to catch our attention. Cosme dares to offend even while arousing the desire to lead a healthier (and sexier) life. We purchased his "The Matriarch" above in 2012, and we invite you to visit the artist's website here. Beauty gets our attention, and that makes Niccolo Cosme's art, our tip of the week.
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Niccolo Cosme - self portrait
"Pieta" (2010) by Niccolo Cosme
"Alone: Cross" (2010) by Niccolo Cosme
XIV: Niccolo Cosme’s interpretation of the 14 Stations of the Cross for HIV and AIDS