1. Gerhard Richter, Seestück I, 1969.

    This seascape is made from two negatives printed on a single sheet and seamed at the horizon. A century after the French photographer Gustave Le Gray used the same technique to overcome a technical limitation and achieve a glorious, sun-spangled, realistic seascape, Richter employed it with a radically different aim, to subtly demonstrate that all images, even photographs, are made-up.


    Although the horizonseam in Richter’s work is almost imperceptible, the image is vaguely unsettling. Gradually we recognize that the leaden sea and cloudy sky, while poetically compatible, are not actually congruent, because the clouds have been printed upsidedown. With this simple yet unnerving inversion, Richter emphasizes both the fabricated nature of reproductions and the complacency of our usual perspective on the world.

    source

     
    Short URL
  1. marniegarrigue reblogged this from zoltanjokay
  2. what-ho-what-ho reblogged this from shihlun
  3. orovarin reblogged this from shihlun
  4. three-of-a-perfect-pair reblogged this from wisdom-of-spring
  5. maricolousa reblogged this from wisdom-of-spring
  6. carrionkate reblogged this from wisdom-of-spring
  7. wisdom-of-spring reblogged this from shihlun
  8. modeinstinct reblogged this from shihlun
  9. saimi-t reblogged this from istmos
  10. ankelinz reblogged this from metzkers
  11. suckbuddha reblogged this from shihlun
  12. sheepandwolves reblogged this from dor-dinen
  13. dor-dinen reblogged this from metzkers
  14. corruptedpretence reblogged this from lucifersdeadwhore
  15. acymbalcrash reblogged this from zoltanjokay
  16. lucifersdeadwhore reblogged this from whodiedatsea
  17. thedansen reblogged this from metzkers
  18. whodiedatsea reblogged this from metzkers
  19. laluneuse reblogged this from metzkers
  20. metzkers reblogged this from zoltanjokay
  21. zoltanjokay reblogged this from shihlun
  22. world-grammar reblogged this from shihlun and added:
    Gerhard Richter, Seestück I, 1969.
  23. wiseteeth reblogged this from la-muse-malade
  24. la-muse-malade reblogged this from shihlun
  25. anomalousaffairs reblogged this from shihlun
  26. knttnk reblogged this from shihlun
  27. turpentine-patches reblogged this from shihlun
  28. glimmeringdaydreams reblogged this from 0rganized-cha0s
  29. 0rganized-cha0s reblogged this from postbreak-up-sex