ART & FOOTBALL
This page is part of the Ekkono training in values through football initiative. The objective is to contribute to the interpretation of contemporary problems through the link between Football and Art, offering different possibilities of reading and understanding this sport in the context of today’s society.
We will be uploading and sharing art works linked to football made by artists, with the aim of creating a «collection» of references with which to promote thinking and reflecting on this sporting practice, from different disciplines: illustration, video, sculpture, painting, etc.
ARTIST: GENERIC ART SOLUTIONS (Artists collective. Since 2000, USA)
For this photograph the artist duo were inspired by the famous sculpture «Pieta» by Michelangelo, in which the Virgin Mary holds the dead Jesus in her lap after having been taken down from the cross. This change of the protagonists of the religious scene for soccer players, seeks to express with irony the intense triumph and the tragedy with which contemporary soccer is often experienced.