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“Flou”
2018
In the Paris salon of 1846 Charles Baudelaire, poet and writer, spoke out strongly against photographic portraiture (Daguerrotypy) criticizing its “exaggerated reality”. He openly opposed its mechanical verisimilitude, which he thought would inevitably corrupt public taste and destroy artistic imagination. Later in 1859, as other processes such as the wet plate collodian negative and carte-de -visite albumen print flourished, Baudelaire posed for a portrait by Nadar. His left side appears slightly out of focus – an accidental aesthetic that is said to have gotten unexpected approval by the writer. In a similar vain, in 1865, he wrote to request a commissioned photographic portrait of his mother and explained that while accuracy was desirable, so was a certain “flou” or fuzziness like a drawing.
In my own series “Flou”, I attempt to give a modern day interpretation to traditional portraiture using the poses and colors of the 19th century as inspiration. There is also evidence in the work of defying the desirable image sharpness and diffused light present in 19th century portraiture. Photographed with available window light in Provence, I asked local residents for a sitting. The dynamics between Baudelaire, Nadar, the Salon Painters and the dialogue of technology vs. art between 1839 and 1862 inspired this work. As well, my interest in photographic history in France has inspired several other photographic contemporary investigations. See them at www.erikagentry.com #phaseonecameras #blackandwhite #photographyprojects ….. #photographie #contemporaryart #fineartphotography #flou #photography #galleriecontemporaine #fineart #contempraryart #art #portrait #hassleblad #phaseone #galeriehuit

“Flou”
2018
In the Paris salon of 1846 Charles Baudelaire, poet and writer, spoke out strongly against photographic portraiture (Daguerrotypy) criticizing its “exaggerated reality”. He openly opposed its mechanical verisimilitude, which he thought would inevitably corrupt public taste and destroy artistic imagination. Later in 1859, as other processes such as the wet plate collodian negative and carte-de -visite albumen print flourished, Baudelaire posed for a portrait by Nadar. His left side appears slightly out of focus – an accidental aesthetic that is said to have gotten unexpected approval by the writer. In a similar vain, in 1865, he wrote to request a commissioned photographic portrait of his mother and explained that while accuracy was desirable, so was a certain “flou” or fuzziness like a drawing.
In my own series “Flou”, I attempt to give a modern day interpretation to traditional portraiture using the poses and colors of the 19th century as inspiration. There is also evidence in the work of defying the desirable image sharpness and diffused light present in 19th century portraiture. Photographed with available window light in Provence, I asked local residents for a sitting. The dynamics between Baudelaire, Nadar, the Salon Painters and the dialogue of technology vs. art between 1839 and 1862 inspired this work. As well, my interest in photographic history in France has inspired several other photographic contemporary investigations. See them at www.erikagentry.com #phaseonecameras #blackandwhite #photographyprojects ….. #photographie #contemporaryart #fineartphotography #flou #photography #galleriecontemporaine #fineart #contempraryart #art #portrait #hassleblad #phaseone #galeriehuit

"Local Column" installed at Monchskirche Museum in Salzwedel. It has been an incredible residency. Lots of new friends, hard work and long hours. Thank you Hans and Kathryn! #contempraryart #contemporarysculpture #hilmsenresidency #installationart #installation #rawearth #rawclay #armature #hardwork #womanartist #womanstrong #artresidency #justfun #temporary

What do you do with leftover paint on your palette? Right, you do a quick sketch or try to use it up in some way! This is me practicing working with palette knife, and trying to predict how things will go.
Deep Blue Water
8 x10. Acrylic .
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The Alley Gallery x Just us 4 Youth
OUT HERE CHANGING LIFES AND PERPESCTIVES ! FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY!! AS YOUTH INVITED 😀😀 FREE SNACKS COFFEE AND....
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Yoko Ono te quiero... Encore une expo participative où on s’est pas fait prier pour 1) Mettre des voeux dans des arbres 2) Mater des boobs 3) Jouer avec nos ombres 4) Écrire un mot de love à notre mama 5) Réparer des assiettes cassées pour faire de nouvelles choses (matez bien mon œuvre) @yokoonoofficial
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New piece in progress, featuring two beautiful sculptures by @chisatoyasui

Hi-Fructose Magazine: A Contemporary Arts Magazine for collectors and aspiring artists! @hifructosemag #popart #contempraryart #surrealism #figuredrawing

Art tour in LA! 🌞🌞🌞#art#art021#contempraryart #collectors #gallery

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