Dutch artist Inga Krymskaya has put out an international call to artists to participate in her latest project, 3045 Variations on “The Feast of Venus.” Deadline for artist submissions is Friday, Feb. 26. All entries or queries should be made to info@curzonpr.com.

The ongoing project involves the adaptation and reinvention of the famous Flemish Baroque painting. The call to artists is an open invitation for other visual artists to create their own interpretations of Rubens’ “The Feast of Venus” (1636-37). Strongly influenced by humanism, Rubens’ original work is an interpretation of Titian’s iconic painting, “The Worship of Venus.”

Krymskaya has completed more than 80 variations so far herself, after developing a fascination with the painting and its universal theme of love, spirituality and the remaking of artworks. She said she was so inspired by Rubens’ rework that she thought it would be a great idea to continue his legacy through artists’ reinterpretations of his masterpiece.

“I’d like artists to have complete creative freedom when approaching their variation; they can use any materials or mediums, to provoke, criticize and to push the limits as much as they want,” she said.

With 3045 Variations on “The Feast of Venus,” Krymskaya explores the different possibilities conceivable on one theme, using various media to expand Rubens’ painting and give another conceptual interpretation each time.

The Russian-born contemporary visual artist’s work has been exhibited at several art fairs and galleries across the world including G-77 Gallery in Kyoto, VK Gallery in Amsterdam, Wall Gallery in Amsterdam, Arttitud San Francisco, Berliner Liste (Germany), SCOPE (New York, Basel) and the Antwerp EXPO. Her “Variation 17” of “The Feast of Venus” was exhibited last month at SCOPE Miami Beach.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.