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MAIN GALLERY: Amy Arbus – After Images

April 9, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - June 2, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

After Images
Photographs by Amy Arbus

Amy Arbus uses photography to evoke the classical paintings of Picasso, Modigliani, Balthus, and Ingres, bringing the subjects to life. “I chose portraits that I found emotionally intense and heartbreakingly beautiful,” says Arbus. She then photographed actor friends and other models to reflect those paintings. “Re-enacting a painting requires a very deliberate kind of scrutiny,” Arbus says. “It felt like dissecting and re-assembling. I was always too intimidated to create portraits in the style of another photographer, yet ironically with this series, in taking liberties from the original, I feel I was able to make my most unique body of work yet. When people first see them, they aren’t sure if they are looking at paintings or photographs.”


April 9, 2013 12:00 pm
June 2, 2013 4:00 pm
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Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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