“Myths and Icons” – Rereading of 11 iconic images from art history.
Shows Manifesto Foundation for the MESB – 1 Museum Ecoart Sustainable Brazil.

The work of the artist Thiago Cóstackz is from the beginning of his career directly linked to environmental and social activism. Historical events, mythology, the study of symbols and archetypes have always been the basis for its conceptual creation. It was based on this fascination that the “myths” and “icons” have on the artist, he chose 11 classic images of ancient art, with up to 5000 years old, to be read again within a contemporary perspective on performing photos of body art that originated the exhibition “Myths and Icons.”

To embody this art myths the artists invited nationally known celebrities to protagonizarem these photos, including: Carolina Dieckmann, the model Fernanda Tavares, Isabela Fiorentino, Paulo Zulu, Paola Princess of Orleans e Bragança, Carlos Casagrande, Dalton Vigh, Laura Wie Jaqueline Dalabona and Nany People. All works were produced using recycled and certified materials such as ecological fabrics pet base, body paints to water-based, wigs made with PET polymers and scenarios produced with high technology which used as disposal of materials based works and garbage . The show was an artistic manifesto for the foundation of MESB – Sustainable ecoart Museum of Brazil received over 100 000 people in just 40 days of exposure in the cities of São Paulo and Curitiba.

Check out the exhibition works:

“The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli 1483 – Model: Fernanda Tavares

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The Birth of Venus is a Sandro Botticelli painting done in 1483. The work is exhibited in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. It consists of tempera on canvas and measures 172.5 cm by 278.5 cm wide. It is one of the most famous paintings of the Italian Renaissance and the entire history of painting.

The theme of this Renaissance symbol work evokes the hitherto recent Humanism, shows an emerging woman, born into a new consciousness, a new thought, “the rebirth of a culture” of the Middle Ages (darkness) to the age of logical thinking. Here God is no longer the center of the universe, but man (Anthropocentrism). The interference of the artist Thiago Cóstackz this woman is all women, especially those of the north and northeast of Brazil rising to a new era of inclusion to a new awareness, advocating women’s empowerment in all areas. The artist evokes the “Brazilianness” to build a “Brazilian Venus” of mixed skin and one from Rio Grande do Norte landscape as a backdrop.

“Diana the Huntress Louvre” Leochares, 325 B.C – Model: Isabela Fiorentino

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In ancient Greece, Artemis was a goddess linked initially to wildlife protection and hunting. twin sister of Apollo; later also associated itself with the moonlight and magic. The statue, which has a slightly larger than life, is a Roman copy of a Greek original that was lost in time, the work is attributed to Leochares, 325 BC

In Greek work Diana appears through his magic hand on the head of a deer; order to make a direct connection to a threatened animals of our time in a contemporary retelling here safe Diana a fragile air balloon in the shape of a jaguar (most endangered feline in the Americas), suggesting that the jaguar is so threatened as this balloon, which may be missing in the air at any time. A model wears a dress made of fiber “pet” recycled simulating the minutely carved marble dress the statue. If we look well we will see a merger between “man and beast” because it “contaminates up” with the picture of the animal, thereby establishing a level playing field between all beings on this planet. The bottom photo is a picture of the Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. “Oh! Diana Protect our forests and animals. “

“Venus de Milo” 130 B.C, Alexandros of Antioch? – Model: Carolina Dieckmann

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The Venus de Milo is a famous Greek statue. She is Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, remaining, however better known by his Roman name Venus. It is a marble sculpture with 203 cm tall, dating from about 130 B.C, and thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch.

The animal that appears in the photo is a “Arara Juba”, is a national symbol in Brazil, as it carries in its print the colors of the Brazilian flag. It is a severely endangered bird with extinction, it is estimated that there are now fewer than 300 individuals in the wild. The smuggling of specimens and the rapid depletion of forests have been the major cause of their extinction. The Venus de Milo is one of the most famous statues, either cartoons or movies; What few people know is that the statue was not carved without arms, on the contrary they accompanied the statue until his tragic loss in an accident in the century. XIX. The interference art the artist painted the arms of Venus “forest green”, exactly where it broke the limbs of the statue, saying that Brazilian forests are “so threatened” as the arms of Venus. She wears a fabric made of recycled PET that simulates marble. The “Ararajuba” that rests gently on his left shoulder seems to beg the goddess for the survival of their habitat.

“Liberty Leading the People”, Eugène Delacroix 1830 – Model: Nany People

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Liberty Leading the People (French: La Liberté Guidant le peuple) is a Eugène Delacroix painting to commemorate the July Revolution of 1830 with the fall of Charles X. A woman representing Liberty leads the people over the bodies of defeated, leading the tricolor of the French Revolution in one hand and brandishing a musket with bayonet in the other. She walks on the debris of the Bastille, she is the goddess of freedom. The Revolution is regarded as the event that initiated the Contemporary Age. Abolished serfdom and feudal rights and proclaimed the universal principles of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”.

The Goddess of Liberty in this artist’s reinterpretation is the transsexual actress Nany People representing this scene as an activist. good would not talk about this show animal rights if we do not also talk about human rights. There is no way there fighting for equality among all beings on this planet let alone in the fight for equality and respect for sexual diversity, one of the basic human rights most discussed today. Liberte, Egalite et Fraternité! Here she does not walk under the debris of the Bastille as the work of Delacroix, but on a modern city with buildings and structures. It passes over “the remains” of the union between “Politics + religion”, a union that is now the biggest obstacle in the discussions in the Brazilian Congress on any law that guarantees equality and citizenship to LGBTT.

“Athena Pacifica” century. V B.C unknown author – Model: Miss Brazil Larissa Costa 2009

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Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, intelligence and just war. There are those who grafe his name as Pallas Athena. It is often associated with a shield of war, the owl of wisdom or olive. This unknown author’s work, the goddess waits patiently for something we do not know, this statue was nicknamed “Athena peaceful.” The Macaw serving as part of the work of inspiration is currently threatened with extinction, the main causes hunting, illegal trade, in which birds are captured as cubs, still in the nest and the degradation of their natural habitat by atrophic destruction. As for the frogs of Dendrobayidae species, along with all the world’s amphibians are now severely threatened; In spite of possessing a deadly poison, their greatest enemies today are mysterious virus, the increase in global temperature and the decrease of their habitat. Global warming and irregular rainfall has hindered the formation of you may water, vital for their reproduction.

As goddess Athena wisdom had as one of its symbols Owl in order to add environmental values ​​the Greek work, the owl was replaced by a blue macaw and the goddess’s face was painted the picture of a azureus Dendrobates, a blue sapo phosphorescent Amazon , inducing the viewer the idea that it is wise, honest and fair preserve these severely endangered animals. The goddess of garments are also made with recycled material. Your Elmo has been prepared certificates Murano crystals

“David” by Michelangelo, 1504 – Model: Paulo Zulu

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David of Michelangelo made in 1504, the work depicts the biblical hero with impressive anatomical realism, is considered one of the most important works of the Renaissance and the author himself. Michelangelo is considered in this work a kind of innovative as it portrays the character not after against battle, but the moment before her, when David is just getting ready to face a force that everyone thought was impossible to defeat, marking the era the man thinking, logical man, “man-center of the universe.” He is currently in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.

The artist used to compose this intervention protest the use of animal skins. The artist still wanted to establish a parallel equality through the merger between man and beast. It also breaks with what is expected of traditional art, in spite of David being in the same position of the original work, it here seems to have been transported to another dimension, outdoors in connection with natural, amid clouds.

“Iduna, Thor and The Apples of Immortality”, J. Penrose, 1890 – Models: Laura Wie and Dalton Wigh

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Iduna presents Thor with immortality in J. Penrose painting dated 1890. Iduna was the Norse goddess of immortality, art and poetry. According to the Prose Edda she was the guardian of the sacred grove whose golden apples allowed the Aesir restore their youth for eternity.

In the original work of J. Penrose Goddess Iduna owner of immortality presents Thor with one of his apples with the promise of eternal life. The artistic interference Thiago Cóstackz instead of Thor the goddess presents with one of his apples a “man forest”, coming out of the ground like a tree about to grow, but instead he becomes human and becomes a kind homo-Vegetabilia (vegetable man), he emerges and stretches out his hand to receive one of the sacred apples of Iduna, in a desperate attempt to get that forests remain alive tomorrow. One pleads for the right to immortality, like a cry, “Please, let me stay alive, stay here.”

Nefertiti Worshiping Aten 1340 B.C – Model: Jacqueline Dalabona

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Nefertiti was a queen of the eighteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt, Pharaoh Akhenaton principal wife (the protégé of Aton). Nefertiti means “the beautiful has come,” occupied a prominent place in the religious reform undertaken by her and her husband. The cult put an end to polytheism in Egypt and instituting the only cult of the “solar disk Aten.” For some mystics and intusiastas astronauts of the past, with a link with alien beings. The mural that inspired this reinterpretation is actually one of several representations in which Nefertiti and Akhenaten appear worshiping Aton. For a long time, this elongated shape that bodies of work have been held as part of a genetic anomaly carried by Pharaoh’s family; however today it is believed much that this was part of an art style adopted by the nobility in that period.

The interference the artist makes a bridge between global warming and magic in ancient Egypt. The model was illuminated with special ink and uses a handmade dress dyed natural linen with cinnamon and spices, as was the custom in ancient Egypt. It appears worshiping the god Aten Solar? Or a flying saucer? The artist aims question still an alien spaceship to pose on the ground what these beings would find us? We really are superior to other beings on this planet?

“Colossus of Rhodes”, Chares of Lindos, 280 BC – Model: Carlos Casagrande

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The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of Helios, the Greek god of the sun, built between 292ª B.C and 280 B.C by the sculptor Chares of Lindos. The statue was thirty meters high, 70 tons and was made of bronze. It became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A vessel that reached the Greek island of Rhodes in the Aegean around 280 BC must pass under the legs of Helios statue, protector of the place. The statue stood for only 55 years ago when an earthquake threw it to Rhodes Bay background. The photo is related to the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is a primate originally found in the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil he is in danger of extinction. The reduction of their habitat and the constant illegal trafficking of wild animals make this species a national symbol of the struggle against extinction.

The Colossus of Rhodes in classical antiquity should show up grand and imposing all those who admired him. This intervention the artist reconstructs one of the seven wonders of the ancient world entirely from recycled material. The foundation, the floor, body painting water-based and the dress that makes direct reference to the golden lion tamarin are all made from raw material from certified wood, fake fur fabric base “pet” and “porcelain “ecological.

“Elizabeth I – the Virgin Queen,” Marcus Gheeraerts, 1592 – Model: Mariana Weickert 

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His reign is known as the Elizabethan period or Golden Age. Queen during the English Renaissance, she was a loving and supportive of the arts, his reign was a period of ascent, marked by the first steps in the foundation of what would be the Empire Britânico.A intent of this interference was playing the whole atmosphere of grandeur of the Elizabethan period environmentally sound manner. Everything in the picture is sustainable, the floor, the fabric and queen dress jewelry that are made from Pet. The intention is to question whether we have enough technology to have a more conscious and eco-fashion. Currently hybrid fabrics are comfortable and sustainable. Polyethylene terephthalate or PET is a thermoplastic polymer. Can be recycled by termoreação process, or hot, where at a given temperature, the polymer stays liquid and can then be molded, extruded, pressed or otherwise. Three million PET bottles are thrown away every day in Brazil, which corresponds to about 30 000 tonnes, only 30% of it is recycled. If reused the pet can become mobile, special fabrics, ecological fabrics, raw materials in the industry.

“The last picture of France”, Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun, 1779 – Model: Princess Paola Orleans e Bragança

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Marie Antoinette of Austria by Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun was conducted in 1779, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of 1774 France until the French Revolution in 1789. The intervention of the artist Queen is positioned on the last wall is left of a palace in the distance a sunset, showing an end of an era, of a cycle and the beginning of the night with its mysteries and uncertainties. The artist shows the Queen wearing a dress that despite being made of PET, shows the atmosphere of grandeur of the pre-revolutionary period in France, just before the period that marks the fall of the monarchical absolutism in the country. The main intention of the artist was to invite a direct descendant of Queen Maria Antonietta in case the Princess Paola, to represent the queen in her golden years in an environmentally correct way. Everything in the picture is sustainable, the floor, the fabric and queen dress jewelry that are made from Pet. The intention is to question whether we have enough technology to have a more conscious and eco-fashion. Currently hybrid fabrics are comfortable and sustainable.

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* The museum should be based in Rio Grande do Norte, but unfortunately due to lack of local and national political support the project lies stopped.