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MURAL PORTFOLIO 9

241.
Title: The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (Caravaggio)
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on canvas
Size: 13x10
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Content Explanation:Gallery Show 'Paint Paste Sticker': Chicago Street Art
This piece was designed based off the original work of Caravaggio.

Original Artwork Credit and Description:
"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas is a painting of the subject of the same name by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, c. 1601–1602. It is housed in the Sanssouci Palace, now a museum, in Potsdam, Berlin, Germany. It shows the episode that gave rise to the term "Doubting Thomas" which, formally known as the Incredulity of Thomas, had been frequently represented in Christian art since at least the 5th century, and used to make a variety of theological points. According to St John's Gospel, Thomas the Apostle missed one of Jesus's appearances to the Apostles after His resurrection, and said "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it." John 20:25[1] A week later Jesus appeared and told Thomas to touch Him and stop doubting. Then Jesus said, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:21[2]
In the painting, Thomas's face shows surprise as Jesus holds his hand and guides it into the wound.[3] The absence of a halo emphasizes the corporeality of the risen Christ.[4] The work is in chiaroscuro. This picture is probably related to Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602) and the Sacrifice of Isaac (1603), all having a model in common.[5] It belonged to Vincenzo Giustiniani before entering the Prussian royal collection, surviving the Second World War intact.  A second version of "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" has been re-discovered in Trieste, Italy in a private collection. It is published in the Maurizio Marini corpus catalogico "Caravaggio - Pictor praestantissimus" Newton & Compton - 2005 in the position Q50. The painting is declared "d'interesse artistico e storico" by the "Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Sopraintendenza Regionale del Fiuli - Venezia Giulia". Its authenticity has been attested by several experts including Maurizio Marini, Maria Ranacher and Sir Denis Mahon and confirmed by a court in Trieste."

242.
Recking Krew
Rahmaan Statik , Cujo , Gape.
Meeting of Styles Houston 2013 up art studio
Judith beheading holofernes - Caravaggio 100% spray paint

Title: Judith beheading Holofernes (Caravaggio)
Artist: Recking Krew- Rahmaan Statik, Cujo, Gape
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size: 15x28
Location: Meeting of Styles 2013 Houston, TX
Content Explanation: This piece was inspired by the original work of Carravagio

Original art credit and description:  

The deutero-canonical Book of Judith tells how Judith striped for her people by seducing and pleasuring Holofernes, the Assyrian general. Judith gets Holofernes drunk, then seizes his sword and slays him: "Approaching to his bed, she took hold of the hair of his head." (Judith, 13:7-8).


Caravaggio's approach was, typically, to choose the moment of greatest dramatic impact, the moment of the decapitation itself. The figures are set out in a shallow stage, theatrically lit from the side, isolated against the inky, black background. Judith and her maid Abra stand to the right, partially over Holofernes, who is vulnerable on his back. X-rays have revealed that Caravaggio adjusted the placement of Holofernes' head as he proceeded, separating it slightly from the torso and moving it slightly to the right. The faces of the three characters demonstrate his mastery of emotion, Judith in particular showing in her face a mix of determination and repulsion. Artemisia Gentileschi and others were deeply influenced by this work, and even surpassed Caravaggio's physical realism, but it has been argued that none matched his capture of Judith's psychological ambivalence.[1]


The model for Judith is probably the Roman courtesan Fillide Melandroni, who posed for several other works by Caravaggio around this year; the scene itself, and especially the details of blood and decapitation, were presumably drawn from his observations of the public execution of Beatrice Cenci a few years before.[2]



243.
5 pointz
Queens NY ,
Up art studio RK design.
Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Zero, Poem, Same
16x50ft
Title: David and Goliath (Caravaggio)
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Zero, Poem, Same
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size: 16x50
Location: 5 pointz, Queens NY
Content Explanation: This piece was inspired by the original work of Carravagio

Original art credit and description:

David and Goliath (or David with the Head of Goliath or David Victorious over Goliath) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio (1571–1610). It was painted in about 1599, and is held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Two later versions of the same theme are currently to be seen in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (David with the Head of Goliath (Vienna)), and in Rome's Galleria Borghese (David with the Head of Goliath).
The David and Goliath in the Prado was painted in the early part of the artist's career, while he was a member of the household of Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte. It shows the Biblical David as a young boy (in accordance with the Bible story) fastening the head of the champion of the Philistines, the giant Goliath, by the hair. The light catches on David's leg, arm and flank, on the massive shoulders from which Goliath's head has been severed, and on the head itself, but everything else is dark. Even David's face is almost invisible in the shadows. A wound on Goliath's forehead shows where he has been felled by the stone from David's sling. The overwhelming impression is of some action intensely personal and private - no triumph, no armies, no victory.[citation needed]
Caravaggio originally showed Goliath's face fixed in wild-eyed open-mouthed terror, tongue rolling, eyeballs swivelled to the edges of the sockets[citation needed]. In the finished painting the melodrama is banished: the drama is transferred from Goliath to the quietly efficient David, his face almost hidden, intent on his work with his hands in his enemy's hair, kneeling almost casually on the man's torso.  This painting and two others done at about the same time - the first version of Sacrifice of Isaac and the first John the Baptist - were taken to Spain shortly after they were made, where they were frequently copied and made a deep impression on art in that country

244.
Title: Urban Renaissance
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on concrete
Size: 15x50ft
Location: 16th and wood Pilsen, South Side Chicago
Content Explanation: This mural project made the cover of the 2013 Chicago Artist Month Magazine.  This set a new precedent for Rahmaan Statik as being the only artist featured twice for Chicago Artists Month.  The subject matter of this piece represents the beauty and ethnic culture from music, to visual art, and hair.

245.
Title: Sharing Handcrafted Happiness
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and mosaic on wood panel
Size: 6 ftx36 ft
Location: 87th and Cottage Grove
Content Explanation: This mural project
was made in conjuction with students from Kenwood and Simeon Highschool.  The images represent common activities of the local youth of the Chatam community.  Their activities include visual art, skateboarding, sports, music, and personal esthetics such as fashion and cosmetology.  The art work was done as a second installment of the opening of the Garretts Popcorn southside Chicago flagship store.
246.
Title:Graffiti Throne
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on concrete
Size: 15x12 ft
Location: Meeting of Styles Chicago 2013
Content Explanation:
This piece is inspired by Game of Thrones, a hip hop version.  The art work is a study of graffiti style characters and aerosol art.

247.
RK design crew Meeting of Styles 2013 Chicago 2013, Dred Ske 88, Gape , Max Sansing, Cujo Dah, Maser RK Chicago , Rahmaan Statik — with Dred Ske, Henry Gonzalez, Max Sansing and Cujo Dah.
248.
Title: The Catalyst
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on wood panels
Size: 8x8 ft
Location: Studio
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.

249.
Title: Leader of Sound
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint on brick wall
Size: 8x12 ft
Location: Springfield IL
Content Explanation:
A study of aerosol art and graffiti character styles

250.
Title: happy st. patty day
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint, and concrete
Size: 5x8ft
Location: hyde park south side chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
251.
Title: happy st. patty day
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, gnee, gape, cujo
Medium: Spray Paint, and concrete
Size: 5x60ft
Location: hyde park south side chicago
Content Explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
252.
Title: Youth Land mark Kenwood
Artist: Rahmaan Statik Andy Bellomo
Medium: Spray Paint, acrylic, and mosaic glass
Size: 10x80ft
Location:53rd Cornell  Chicago IL
Content Explanation: This art was produced in conjunction with After School Matters and students from Kenwood Highschool.  The content of the piece represents the school brand and the student experience.
253.
Title: RK jams
Artist: Rahmaan Statik and cujo
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 8x40ft
Location: 47th and Langley
Content Description: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
254.
Title:  Commission play back drops
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray paint and mosaic on wood panel
Size: 12x10 ft
Location: unknown
Content Explanation:
These pieces are examples of scenic paintings for a theater play.  The scenes include the outside of a school, interior of a living room, and the interior of a church
255.
Title: Youth family services
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: acrylic on wood panel
Size: 4x32 ft
Location: Metropolitan Family Services
Content Explanation:
This is a commission mural from After School Matters working with teens from the Inglewood community.  All images in the mural are reference from students that come to the daycare center.
256.
Title: Rich Colors
Artist: Dred Ske, Maser, Max Sansing, Rahmaan Statik, Gape, Cujo
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete wall
Size:15x60ft
Location: Chicago
Date: 2013
Content Description:This graffiti mural was a part of the event 'Lake Effect' in Gary IN. 
This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
257.
Title: 2 kings
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, werm, gape
Medium: Spray Paint, on concrete
Size: 9x36 ft
Location: Houston TX
Content Description: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
258.
Title: Represent Chicago
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on canvas paper
Size: 12x12 ft
Location: Chicago
Date: 2013
Content Description: This piece was done as a backdrop for Rahmaan Statik solo gallery exhibition 'Chi-matic' at Nych Gallery.
259.
Title: Lil lord
Artist: Rahmaan Statik and Zulu nation
Medium: Spray Paint on concrete
Size: 18x20 ft
Location: Chicago
Date: 2012
Content Description: This piece is in memory of the Zulu Nation break dancer 'Lil Lord'.
260.
Title: Change
Artist: Rahmaan Statik
Medium: Spray Paint on brick wall
Size: 14x60 ft
Location: Chicago
Date: 2010
Content Description: 'Change' is a community piece dedicated to influential icons of African American History.  The persons depicted are Oprah, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Tyler Perry
261.
Title:  Aerosol Madness
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Zero, RK Design
Medium: Spraypaint on concrete wall
Size: 10x40 ft
Location: Newark, NJ
Content Explanation:
This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
262.
Title: Recking Krew no.2
Artist: Rahmaan Statik, Cujo, Gape
Medium: Spray paint on concrete wall
Size: 10x60ft
Location: Meeting of Styles Houston 2013
Content Explanation:
This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
263.
Title: Maat Ntr
Artist:Steff, Rahmaan Statik, Fact
Medium: spray paint on brick wall
Size: 10x50ft
Location: Chicago IL, Humbolt Park
Content explanation: This was a graffiti study of color, letter form, and characters.
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