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Photographs - Giuliano de Medici by Michelangelo
  • Giuliano de Medici by Michelangelo
    Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985
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Giuliano de Medici by Michelangelo

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  • Artist/Maker:

    Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin Silver Print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR28

Tereza Zelenkova is a Czech-born artist known for her imaginative exploration of mysticism. She is inspired by literature and philosophy, but also values intuition and coincidence as essential guides in her creative process. Zelenkova’s work peels back the layers of myth that build up over time, interrogating the historical past of places and people, probing at folklore and imparting a modern sense of Surrealism onto familiar things, such as the grave of Georges Bataille, the Moravian cave of Byci Skala, or a statue by Michelangelo in the V&A’s cast courts.

Zelenkova holds a BA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster and an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Jerwood Photoworks Award (2015), and was a finalist of the ING Unseen Talent Award (2016). Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide, including Whitechapel Gallery in London, Le Bal in Paris and Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne. Zelenkova has published three monographs, in which images are accompanied by her own writings.

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting the V&A's Plaster Cast of 'Giuliano de Medici, Duke of Nemours', features. The piece is wrapped in plastic, seated on a trolley and is positioned against a wall in temporary storage. To it's left, a second and a third object can be seen also wrapped in plastic, behind which a painted wall and a black void.




Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin Silver Print


Height: 40 cm, Width: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Tereza Zelenkova, 'Giuliano de Medici by Michelangelo', V&A, London, 2013. Gelatin Silver Print, 40 x 30cm, edition of 6.


Resin-coated paper


Gelatin silver process; Photography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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