Note to PHO2008 & DIS2601

siology is a collection of thoughts, inspirations and creative processes which have contributed to my practice in first, second, and now third year studying photomedia and art.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Joel Peter Witkins

Witkins appropriated Las Maninas by Diego Velázquez, revealing an incredible fascination for the morbid and deterioration. He labelled his appropriation as a self portrait, and uses picasso-like characters to represent the high court - so the cultural and personal meaning behind this photograph is huge. Aside from concept and context, the image is intriguing in its own right and without reliance on the original!

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