seemingly seamless

Reynolds, Cheryl (2009) seemingly seamless. [Contribution to a Show/Exhibition]

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seemingly seamless is a body of panoramic works that explore issues of the sublime in landscape whilst examining our relationship to the land. There are many dualities present in making these works. The depiction of the sublime landscape has historically rested in the domain of the male artist, whilst the digital “stitching” process is reminiscent of traditional craft-based activities historically undertaken by women. The “figure in the landscape” make direct reference to Caspar David Friedrich’s 19th Century Romanticism paintings. Friedrich used the central figure to allow the viewer access into his landscape paintings – where the viewer can imagine themselves in the place of the figure. The question I seek to pose is, with my back turned away from the viewer, with my genderless shadow appearing on the side, and with the two figures engaged in their own conversations in the distance, is it possible to get into these landscapes? Whose landscapes are they anyway?

Item Type:Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Corporate > Centre for Creative Industries
ID Code:284
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Deposited On:28 Jul 2009 02:39
Last Modified:28 Jul 2009 02:39

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