Courtney Troth

Courtney Troth is a photographer, interested in exploring the intense emotion of betrayal and how it has been represented in art history. Works that Troth is interested include some of the most famous betrayals of all time such as, Carravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1601), Vincenzo Cumuccini’s Death of Julius Caesar (1806) and Jacques-Louis David’s Leonidas at Thermopylae (1814). Rather than the whole scene, Troth focuses on the detail and explores the theme in a contemporary setting. She has carefully set up and lit her subjects with dramatic effects, such as the addition of fake blood.

Betrayal 2019, Inkjet prints, 59.4 x 89.1cm each
Betrayal 2019, Inkjet prints, 59.4 x 89.1cm each