Forty Nudes Robert Mapplethorpe

ISBN: 9783829603027

Published: December 30th 2007

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120 pages


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Forty Nudes  by  Robert Mapplethorpe

Forty Nudes by Robert Mapplethorpe
December 30th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9783829603027 | 5.52 Mb

The early 1970s witnessed the emergence and convergence of body art, performance, earth art, video, narrative, and photography-based art that sought to break the stronghold of minimalism (an art of pure form and materials) and conceptualism (the artMoreThe early 1970s witnessed the emergence and convergence of body art, performance, earth art, video, narrative, and photography-based art that sought to break the stronghold of minimalism (an art of pure form and materials) and conceptualism (the art of pure idea).

In this context, Robert Mapplethorpe was an artist who infused art with personal reference, subjective expression, and allusion to real time and emotion. Among the foremost subjects and objects that Mapplethorpe pursued were the self, the body, body parts, sexual organs, and sexuality.Mapplethorpes earliest and most frequent subject was himself, in various guises, activities, and states of arousal that celebrated his ego, his body, and his sexual desires.

The subject of nudity, sex, and self was a primary focus in Mapplethorpes work. Mapplethorpe acknowledged that I was working with other peoples pictures from pornographic magazines. I thought it would be more interesting if I had my own pornographic images, so I got a Polaroid camera to make more images.The black-and-white Polaroid photographs that Mapplethorpe produced during the early 1970s constitute an in-depth self-portrait, intently and graphically exploring expressions, moods, postures, and actions that range from angelic and innocent to sinister and erotic.

In addition, Mapplethorpe did not completely reject minimal and conceptual concerns, but transformed them into his own aesthetic. Autoportrait, the first publication dealing exclusively with Mapplethorpes self-portrait Polaroids, presents the artists most revealing attempts to wed the erotic and sexual with other theoretical concerns.Autoportrait confirms Mapplethorpes aesthetic alignment withother artists of his generation, while simultaneously presenting Mapplethorpes singular vision that helped shift the direction of late-twentieth-century art.



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