Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hombres Pintados No.1 by Monica Castillo

I chose this picture because I found it very weird that the artist chose to just take a picture of a closed eye, and not even show the rest of the person's face. She was very interested in "exploring the self-portrait in various media." She claims that "working with live bodies is part of [her] intent to reflect on [her] personal relationship with painting." By taking a picture of the closed eye, she is revealing "everything and nothing of the subject at the same time." I think what this means is that the close up allows you to see the all of the details on her face around her eye, however, at the same time her eye is closed, so you really aren't seeing that much of her. I found this very interesting and different.

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