Beatriz González, I Was Born in Florence and I was Twenty-Six Years Years Old When My Portrait Was Painted (This Sentence Pronounced in a Sweet and Low Voice)

Born in Florence my portrait was painted (this phrase pronounced in sweet and low voice)

Beatriz González, I Was Born in Florence and I was Twenty-Six Years Years Old When My Portrait Was Painted (This Sentence Pronounced in a Sweet and Low Voice), 1974.

This work exhibits one of the many styles of Beatriz González, specifically, her kitsch painting technique, which changes the context and aesthetics of the Mona Lisa. This change, in turn, transforms the work’s value and meaning from classic European art, making it accessible and available to the Colombian population. By altering and transferring the image onto a piece of furniture, González brings an internationally recognized icon into the s of the Latin American masses, emphasizing the importance of material objects and their ability to hold meaning and value.

Beatriz González, I Was Born in Florence and I was Twenty-Six Years Years Old When My Portrait Was Painted (This Sentence Pronounced in a Sweet and Low Voice)