"The Artform's of Yesterday" inspirational artist of the week is legendary Italian singer Mina Mazzini, or simply MINA. Mina's soprano and three octave range earned her the title Queen of Screamer's as she became the first female rock and roll singer to grace the Italian television screens in 1959.
In August of 1978, Mina gave her final public appearance, but has continued to release albums on a yearly basis. Mina no longer grants interviews or appears in concert, yet her albums continue to top the Italian charts due to the high dramatic tones in her voice.
Click the link on the banner above to view Artform Artist Kheyli Tristen's work, which pulled inspiration from Mina's 1962 album "Renato" to create the classic look on model Anna Beatriz (@annabeatrizmusic). Here Kheyli's final product portrays Mina's confidence and celebratory spirit as a leader of the emancipation of women in Italy in the 1960's!