Saturday, September 24, 2011

Get Closer

earlier this year the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a free photography contest asking entrants to photograph a small detail of any work of art in the permanent collection, 
which moved them and captured their imagination.....the text that follows these images was submitted by the photographers themselves as their personal interpretation
 on the meaning of the detail...



these are just two of the many examples from Get Closer
that captured mine...

detail photo by Jia Guo


Indian Girl or the Dawn of Christianity


In the 19th century, an aboriginal girl is fixated on the cross.
In the 21st century, a New Yorker is holding her iPhone in the same pose.
The objects and the times are different, but perhaps there is more than the pose that is space-time invariant?







detail photo by Dana Lim Vanderheyden


La Nuit by Aristide Maillol


Aristide Maillol- La Nuit : Is she resting, reflecting, crying or perhaps sleeping?  Only by crouching next to the sculpture does one know that the face is fully sculpted and quite serene. When viewing this “hidden” part of the sculpture, one feels as if a secret is being revealed — the secret of the face that Maillol hid from the casual observer


via Tumblr and Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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