A British history TV channel named Yesterday worked with artists to put together modern-day portraits of famous historical figures.
From top to bottom, Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, and Marie Antoinette.
Doesn’t Shakespeare look like he’d totes be a photographer?
Anya Gallaccio‘s installation Red on Green may leave elicit a different reaction depending on when you catch the show. Gallaccio plucked the heads of 10,000 roses and arranged them into large neat rectangle. At first the installation may resemble a grand romantic gesture. However, Gallaccio’s interest is piqued by what the installation becomes. In a way Red on Green turns into a type of natural performance as the field of red shifts to brown. She utilizes the loaded symbol of the rose as a starting point for investigating the natural processes of death and decay.
Figure drawing by Jill - Grade 10
International School of Ulaanbaatar
David Hockney ‘Joiners’
During the 1980’s, David Hockney began taking photographs from multiple viewpoints then piecing them together. He was interested in how we see and depict space and time and how we turn a 3 dimensional world into a 2 dimensional image.
‘Self portrait’, 1983
‘Nicolas Wilder studying Picasso’, 1982
‘Ice skater’ for the 1984 Olympics
Christopher Bucklow - Guests (2005)
“Solar pin-hole photographs of luminous silhouettes, for which the technical process is a cross between photography and drawing.
Strongly influenced by Carl Jung’s theory of the Anima and Animus, the idea of the repressed parts of the psyche feature repeatedly throughout Bucklow’s work.”