"I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost."- Nan Goldin
Hand from Michelangelo’s Pieta after the sculpture was vandalized in 1972
Kiki Smith - Ribs, 1987, terracotta, ink, and thread
Matt Waples - Untitled, photographic painting using light and miscellaneous liquids, 2014
Peter Alexander - Cloud Box, 1966, Cast Polyester Resin
Antonio Paucar — Altar, 2005
For Every Flower Forced To Bloom, 2013
digital film still
Details of works by Hakob Hovnatanyan (1806-1881) filmed by Sergei Parajanov
Writing the “Orchid Pavilion Preface” One Thousand Times, 1990–95
Five chromogenic prints, 19 1/4 × 29 inches each
This photographic documentation of Qiu’s best-known, process-driven work exemplifies his early interest in the performative aspect of calligraphy, particularly the pedagogical method of repeatedly copying a model until its brush movements become second nature. The “Orchid Pavilion Preface,” written by the patriarch of calligraphy Wang Xizhi (303–61), has long been revered as the unsurpassed model of cursive writing. Repeatedly writing over his free-hand interpretation of the original, Qiu turns the paper into a saturated black field. By focusing on the process of writing rather than its literary content, Qiu asserts that the ultimate goal of calligraphic practice is “a form of ‘written meditation’.”
Lupo Cane - ti restituisco le labbra che ti ho preso in un sogno, 2013
i’m guessing you are referring to this image i posted here:
it isn’t fake.
photographer pierre jahan (1909-2003) took this picture in 1945 while documenting the return of works to the louvre after the war. his work is published here.
and also, while she looks tiny compared to more monumental canvases, the mona lisa isn’t as itty bitty as a piece of paper. the painting is actually roughly 30 by 21 inches (so ~3x the size your standard printer paper). for comparison here’s another pic from 1945 (also by pierre jahan):
…and one more from 1914 (following its recovery after the 1911 theft):
so yeah, it’s real!
hope this clarifies a few things.