☛ Christie’s: “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon, oil on canvas, in 3 parts, each: 78 x 58 in. (198 x 147.5 cm.). Image retrieved from Christie’s e-Catalogue (requires Flash), pp. 26-27. This triptych from 1969 ―not to be confused with “Three Studies For Portrait of Lucian Freud” which I wrote about earlier― […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 28, 2013 ― Published in Art, Painting | Tagged: body, Dan Mellamphy, Deleuze, Francis Bacon, Gilbert Simondon, image, isolation, line, McLuhan, representation, violence
☛ Museum of Modern Art: “And” from the Goya Series, by John Baldessari, 1997. Ink jet and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 6′ 3″ x 60″ (190.5 x 152.3 cm). Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Lee Fund. © John Baldessari. The MoMA’s gallery label text for this item (2007): A banal image of a single […]
There was a time when very few people were able to actually see Leonardo’s ‘Mona Lisa’: they had to actually stand in front of it. Nowadays, many of us can look at it whenever you want: in a book or on an iPhone, in the bus or during breakfast. Is it better now? How does the experience differ? Standing in front of the actual painting must be quite something. How about looking at it on a screen monitor, is it extraordinary?
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 3, 2013 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: abnormal, experience, extraordinary, image, Internet, Kevin Kelly, normal, representation, Walter Benjamin
☛ Répertoire de la Photolittérature Ancienne et Contemporaine: Portrait de Jean Eustache by Alix Cléo Roubaud, 1981. © Alix Cléo Roubaud. This is a portrait on French cinematographer Jean Eustache (1938-1981), but it also looks like a still from his most notorious film The Mother and the Whore (1973): there’s a scene in the Parisian […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on September 24, 2012 ― Published in Art, Movies, Photography | Tagged: Alix Cléo Roubaud, Benjamin, France, image, Jean Eustache, photographer, portrait, representation, Wittgenstein