The Naked Eye

Elise Lorraine Wunderlich - 19 - Portland Oregon

endthymes:

arthur kleinjan, paris looks. 1999-2001

Between 1999 and 2001, the artist spent hours perched in a balcony above the Sacré Coeur church in Paris, watching the people below. As tourists struck poses for souvenir snapshots, he would take a second photograph from behind.

“Sometimes it takes a few seconds for their friends to get the camera ready, and they suddenly don’t know what to do with their bodies. They ask themselves, what leg do I stand on? A bag, or a bottle of water should be out of the image, so they keep it behind their back. They design themselves into what they think is a nice picture … I wanted to show the moment of alteration, as the tourists transform themselves into an image. They seem very self-conscious about the way they look. Vulnerability is revealed. Their discomfort with their own body, as they stand there, is isolated in time and space, waiting to become a future memory.” (x)

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artemisdreaming:

Anselm Kiefer, “Sommer in Barjac — Die berühmten Orden der Nacht” 2010, gouache on photographic paper. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York (via: NY Times)   Translation of text: “Summer in Barjac — the renowned orders of the night.”  

artemisdreaming:

Anselm Kiefer, “Sommer in Barjac — Die berühmten Orden der Nacht” 2010, gouache on photographic paper. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York (via: NY Times) 

Translation of text: “Summer in Barjac — the renowned orders of the night.”  

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blastedheath:

Carlos Musso (Uruguayan, b. 1954), Sin título, 2008. Oil on canvas, 110 x 80 cm.

blastedheath:

Carlos Musso (Uruguayan, b. 1954), Sin título, 2008. Oil on canvas, 110 x 80 cm.

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joereorda:

Amy Sillman Blue Diagram, 2009 Oil on canvas 90.75 x 84.75 inches 230.5 x 215.3 cm

joereorda:

Amy Sillman
Blue Diagram, 2009
Oil on canvas
90.75 x 84.75 inches
230.5 x 215.3 cm

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