Rineke Dijkstra

CS36_0012_Dijkstra_OH_GCR“The monumental isolation of the figures is enhanced by low-angle shots, along with frontal poses and the austere, slightly abstract background bands of beach, water and sky, all of which echo the full-length portraits of Goya, Hals and Manet. This sense of form and formality contrasts markedly with the pictures’ contemporary casualness — the exposed flesh and intimations of fun and sun — even as it is confirmed by the prevailing seriousness and subtle anticipatory anxiety.”

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/07/06/arts/design/20120706-DIJKSTRA.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/06/arts/design/rineke-dijkstra-at-the-guggenheim-museum.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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