Alexandra Barnett was born in Fort Worth, TX in 1998 and currently resides in Rockwall, TX. She first began photography in 2013 at her high-school yearbook. During her time in high school she nurtured her passion for the arts by participating in art electives, as well as a senior portfolio exhibition. Since that time, she has expanded her portfolio by working for the Baylor University yearbook, as well as pursued a degree in photography at Baylor University. Capturing fleeting moments of humanity is one of her favorite aspects of the art of photography, ones that without photography, are eradicated from the hands of time. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Baylor in May of 2020, Alexandra plans to pursue a Master’s in Art History and expand her photography portfolio.
Masterpieces of the Twenty-First Century
Art is something that I have longed to pursue since a young age. In high-school, I chose to participate in exclusively art related extracurriculars, as well as compete in visual art and Art history academic competitions. In college, I took a leap of faith and exchanged my engineering degree for one in the visual arts halfway through my first year of undergrad never looking back.
Although art is something that is constantly evolving by the adaptation of the mediums, it is also something that consistently looks to its past as a way to redefine the standard set by the masters. Throughout history, artists have been looking to their predecessors for inspiration and guidance, no matter how many centuries apart they may be.
The series Masterpieces of the Twenty-First Century takes a look at classic paintings and works from the history books and portrays them through a modern lens. Recreating these iconic works through photography combines both my love of photography with my obsession to constantly gain more knowledge on the masters before us.