Wednesday, February 1, 2012

:: Adoration of Father (Ugolino and His Sons)


Adoration of Father (Ugolino and His Sons)

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Art is a reaction to what has come before… “Adoration of Father (Ugolino and His Sons)” is the first image taken this year that I’m considering for addition to my portfolio and is a reflection of that statement.

For eight months Nan Goldin was allowed to wander thru the galleries of Louvre Museum.

The resulting work “Scopophilia” (“Love of Looking”, though it usually has sexual connotations) closed in late December 2011, at the Matthew Marks Gallery.

Ms. Goldin’s imagery is always a raw and intimate look into her deeply personal world. In this emotionally charged exhibition, she brought the urgent, unbearable intimacy of her best work and equated these images to classic works of art encountered while alone in the museum.

Notwithstanding the strength of subject, I found myself astonished at how Ms. Goldin uses her rich color pallet to evoke a profound emotion… allowing the subject to become secondary to the viscerally respond one has to the saturated colors of her images.

This was Ms. Goldin’s first solo exhibition in New York since 2007.

My response to Ms. Goldin work was taken on January 6, 2012 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and reflects a portion of the sculpture created by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - “Ugolino and His Sons”