An Italian Renaissance master was the inspiration and her family the subjects for an award-winning piece of art by Humber College student Melinda Komuves.
Komuves’ digital art piece “Catching Cupid” has been recognized with a Juror’s Choice award at the annual League for Innovation in the Community College International Art Competition.
Using the Renaissance-era works of Raphael as inspiration, Komuves took a photo of her daughter and son before digitally enhancing it into an art piece. One addition was to add wings to her son to transform his image into that of a cherub.
“Catching Cupid” is part of her Renaissance Girl series.
“It feels great to know that my work has been recognized,” said Komuves, who’s a graduate of Humber’s Early Childhood Education program and is currently enrolled in the Photography program.
Her piece was selected as one of five from Humber’s 2022 Student Art Competition to represent the college at the League for Innovation’s art competition.
The League for Innovation is an international consortium of colleges dedicated to supporting and enriching students’ lives. The competition provides a means to showcase a selection of the best works being created by college students across North America.
With “Catching Cupid” placing at the League competition, Humber has agreed to purchase the piece. It will be displayed outside the Public Safety office in Building NX at North campus.
Komuves said it feels “amazing” to know “Catching Cupid” will be at Humber. Her daughter often joins Komuves for visits to the campus and she’s delighted to know it will be on display.