Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Haydeé Muñoz submits Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall is a canadian photographer who was also an art history writer. The first image is his representation of Hokusai, a japanese painter, and his painting "Caught by the Ejiri Wind". I love this image because it is connected to the past but I love that evoke present life in Japan and the transition from quiet Japan to urban and loud. The second image is a representation of Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" where the role of women in that society is represented. He tries to represent women and men roles in society and how they have changed but stayed similar from our past conception. I admire his ability of reconstructing a previous artwork and still give it a sense of creativity. Also, I believe his concept becomes stronger because of the parallel with older works of art. It add to its transcendency.

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