To combine cinematography with photography, Wall took his camera out of the studio along with lights and actors with the intention ofmaking pictures with the look of films from the 1970s that would lend a sharp, documentary style to his pieces. By Graham W. Bell In 1982, Wall took his photography to the street. Combining the aesthetic […]
“I personally cannot even “see” porn anymore. Perhaps I am desensitized, but I fail to adhere to the moralistic innuendo that is applied to a word like pornography.”
Bertien van Mannen’s “Beyond Maps and Atlases” is a composition of dis-rhythmic proportion. Her investigation into the Irish landscape is not so much depressing as it alludes to the bittersweet.
A Young Man in Curlers at Home on West 20th Street (N.Y.C. 1966) Arbus uses a strong flash to create a high-contrast photograph in “A Young Man in Curlers at Home on West 20th Street,” which is representative of the strong, conflicting ideologies of Americans in the 1960s. The man’s face is stark white compared […]
Warhol by LaChapelle “They wrote about Basquiat when he was 25 that he was finished, his career was done, over, and at 27 he was dead. He didn’t know that that would pass. They told him that the paintings he and Andy did together were horrible. Now people make fortunes out of it, they never […]
“You have to be prepared to look in the ‘low’ places in our visual culture as well as the ‘high’. You have to be a rag picker as much as a connoisseur”.
Bacon felt very strongly about phraseology. He erased words like ‘very, very’, or ‘well’, and ‘you see’, but added words like ‘accident’ and ‘artificial’.
A simpler question is, if this is what political art looks like, what does non-political art look like?
“These photographs are clearly fixed facts of the real world impartially recorded by the camera, but they are something more as well.”
Painting, 1946 @ The Estate of Francis Bacon “”I think that life is violent and most people turn away from that side of it in an attempt to live a life that is screened. But I think they are merely fooling themselves. I mean, the act of birth is a violent thing, and the act […]
“To be spiritual is to look for the key. So yes. My art is only questions. If you want to call it spiritual, it is spiritual.” – Christian Boltanski
“Polke would make use of other people’s drawings or would reference amateur works. Also, his take on popular culture was not always about things that were recognisable.”