Your emotional response to …
Above/featured: Drawings by Dan Perjovschi, 1995-2015. Globale Exhibition at ZKM Karlsruhe – 18 Nov 2015 (6D1).
I’ve had strong reactions to many pieces of art I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of seeing in a selection of museums and art galleries around the world. Here are some works of art which may provoke emotional reaction(s) from the viewer: sad, happy, angry; or perhaps, neutral. At each image, stop to a calm, pay attention to the details, and consider the caption provided.
Der Mönch am Meer (The Monk by the Sea), by Caspar David Friedrich, 1810. Painting size: 1.1 metre by 1.72 metres (3.6 feet by 5.6 feet). Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – 12 Oct 2017 (6D1).
Tod und Mädchen (Death and the Maiden), by Egon Schiele, 1915. Painting size: 1.5 metres by 1.8 metres (4.9 feet by 5.9 feet). Leopold Museum, Vienna – 19 May 2018 (X70).
10:22 AM, by Hiawatha D. On 15 Sept 1963, a bomb planted by white racists exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Killed were four black girls: Cynthia Dionne Wesley, age 14, who dreamed of becoming a university math professor; Carole Rosamond Robertson, 14, who looked forward to the dress she would wear at an upcoming formal dance; Denise McNair, 11, who dreamed of becoming a medical doctor; and Addie Mae Collins, 14, who dreamed of playing professional baseball. Also called “The Four Little Girls”, in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. As part of the art work, the accompanying (church) pew makes the art piece into a memorial, encouraging visitors to sit and reflect. How can young black girls with their entire lives ahead of them be killed? How can the lives of black women be remembered and honoured? Exhibition at Seattle’s Northwest African American Museum – 7 Mar 2020 (X70).
“A Muslim, A Christian, and a Jew visiting some friends”, by Eran Shakine, 2018. Exhibition at Jewish Museum, Munich – 2 Jun 2018 (X70).
18. New York City. 1974. (Dog legs), by Elliott Erwitt. “Dogs Days” exhibition at Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver – 21 Jul 2019 (X70).
Breakfast series, a set of digital-print foam-core objects in the style of “cereal boxes”; by Sonny Assu Gwa’gwa’da’ka (Ligwilda’xw Kwakwaka’wakw), 2006. Seattle Art Museum – 9 Feb 2017 (6D1).
Art Through Struggle, paintings by Ricardo Caté (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 2018. Exhibition at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque – 9 Oct 2018 (X70).
I made all images above between 2015 and 2020 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 (6D1) and a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime (X70). Acknowledgements to Patti for LAPC no. 131 in the week of 16-22 Jan 2021. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-k6o.