Allegory of Virtue

Elio Ticca ― Artist

Brussels, Belgium

Fine Art Carbon

"Allegory of Virtue is made after Giovanni Battista Moroni's 'Portrait of a Gentleman in Black' (c. 1567). The full-length portrait has been cut, in order to show the bust and upper legs of the sitter. Also the somber tones of the original has been modified, in order to reveal three parallel stripes, sewn on the sitter's cloak, which are also a trademark of the sport brand Adidas. The logo of the brand is partially represented on the sitter's doublet, as a coat of arms that has always existed."