Книга: «Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits»
Производитель: "Damiani editore"
At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: Sugimoto s camera has captured the tactility of Henry s furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three-dimensional. It seems as though the 21st-century artist has traveled back in time nearly 500 years to photograph his royal subject. But Sugimoto s portraits of historical figures are fictions, at least twice removed from their subjects, made by photographing a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto shoots his subjects in black and white, posing the sitter against a black background, amplifying the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history. This volume presents the photographer s images of the wax figures alongside a selection of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori. As with his other major bodies of work?Dioramas, Seascapes and Theaters?Sugimoto s Portraits address the passage of time and history, and question the nature of the reality captured by the camera. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits is the fourth in a series of books on Sugimoto s major bodies of work and presents 70 photographs, 7 of which have never before been published. Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has helped define what it means to be a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his photographs blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation and architecture. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.
Издательство: "Damiani editore" (2018)
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