For this work, celebrating Star Wars as a biblical tale and inspired by Giotto’s Badia Polyptych (1300s), I generated more than 500 images with the AI algorithm Midjourney mixing different styles and authors, from the medieval manuscript to Giotto and Renaissance portraits, before finding the right strand in terms of stylistic consistency, pose, and colours.
The polyptych was firstly exhibited at the collective show Sacropop (2023).
After a passage in post-production , I then printed the images, cut them out, and finally glued them onto seven wooden panels painted with antique pink acrylic pain, creating golden haloes and profiles. The idea was to portray the ‘good’ Star Wars characters as saints by telling an alternative version of the film as if it were a biblical tale.
The “Starwars” Polyptych was first exhibited at the independent art venue Ex Garage in Rome’s south-east suburbs (Via Prenestina, around Quarticciolo, Tor Sapienza) during the collective show “Sacropop” curated by Wowart.