STARTED on the 16th of November 2013, I – Divvya Nirula, brought you “45 DAYS OF ART STORIES” the Below Post was first Published on 23.12.2013 “David LaChappelle – Visual Artist, not, Comedian I decided, to stick to the Chirstmas inspired posts, and go briefly back a decade, and look at David LaChappelle’s “Jesus is my Homeboy” series. The tag line, a phrase, an ideology, a message … Continue reading 45 DOAS : 23.12.2013
STARTED on the 16th of November 2013, I – Divvya Nirula, brought you “45 DAYS OF ART STORIES” the Below Post was first Published on 20.12.2013 “Santa meets Art History As Christmas Approaches, have you been wondering how Santa has been spending his time preparing for his annual visit, sorting out his naughty and nice list? Well here’s Photographer Ed Wheeler giving us a possible alternate reality … Continue reading 45 DOAS : 20.12.2013
STARTED on the 16th of November 2013, I – Divvya Nirula, brought you “45 DAYS OF ART STORIES” the Below Post was first Published on 03.12.2013 “Emmet Gowin and the “Selfie” The work of art is as much a representation of the self, as the self is a representation of experience. Emmet Gowin, the American born photographer embodies this dual relationship in a mesmerizing manner. From his … Continue reading 45 DOAS : 03.12.2013
I came across this female, german photographer based out of the Netherlands in 2012, in an issue of Vogue Italia. For me the photographs were extremely painterly, it is only upon reading about the artist and her technique that I learned that Gabriele Viertel shoots underwater. She likes her subjects to be layered in fabric, thus playing on the interaction of light, fabric, … Continue reading Gabriele Viertel shoots underwater.
These black and white photographs done over the years for LIFE magazine, are a treasure of mood and heritage regarding the Indian Dancer. Like a portal into the past, we see perhaps an “exotification” of the Indian Dancer. But, at the very same time we see historical artefact, how true these are, is for our own subjective judgements, but here they are, in their time-bound … Continue reading Looking back, Looking at LIFE
The first time I saw Lois Greenfield’s photography was at a dance studio where someone had pasted a downloaded grainy image of a visual that burned itself in all its reproduced beauty onto my retina. It was a of Sam Mosher – the man in motion is synonymous for modern dance and his collaboration with Lois Greenfield and the camera lens is a synonym for … Continue reading Lois Greenfield and Dance Photography
The 1960’s sees artists such as Rauscheneberg and Warhol react against the Greenbergian philosophy of “form must follow function” where the medium/material used by the artist must dictate the artwork created. They dismiss this notion and begin drawing inspiration from Duchamp and Surrealism. They are not alone in this breaking from “prescribed media for prescribed creations” within art philosophy. Across the Atlantic in the 60s … Continue reading The Photographic Image as Found-Object