The painting makes the viewer VI

Poser Atmosphere/Mood posted on May 28, 2022
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Marcel Duchamp said that "the viewers make the paintings" to insist on the fact that the meaning of a work does not belong to its creator or to experts, but to the public who encounters it. I start a new series with the concept that "the painting makes the viewer". I take as a subject of study, the behavior, the feeling of the viewer as a mirror of the work. Quite quickly, the metaphor of the pregnant woman came to me, to suggest that art gives life to a part of our interiority. I will place, in each image, this symbolic character of a hyper receptivity, facing an off-screen painting. The blurred background refers to the reverse shot of this painting in the exhibition room as it is presented in Google Arts & Culture / Museum explorer. Accessories and the name of the artist placed on the bra will be additional clues for those who want to discover these paintings much more admirable than my images. Good visit.

Comments (4)


MollyFootman 9:57AM | Sat, 28 May 2022

As always I enjoyed dipping a bit more deeply into the work of an artist with I was only superficially familiar. Is that the painting "Robert le diable" in the background? I wish I was more familiar with that opera. Thank you for sharing, my dear! I'm thinking the Robin perching on the viewer's hand is key to understanding what moved you to include this.


marcopol Online Now! 3:03AM | Sun, 29 May 2022

the painting to guess is Courbet's Woman with a Parrot. I appreciate the ambiguity that emerges from this painting. Courbet again caused a scandal with this painting, because he painted a naked nude.


Gisela 2:56PM | Sat, 28 May 2022

Nice scene.

marcopol Online Now! 3:03AM | Sun, 29 May 2022

Thank you very much


3DClassics 1:02AM | Sun, 29 May 2022

La aussi, je sèche..."La Dame au Perroquet"? Il y a tellement de tableaux de Courbet au "Met"! Danielle et moi avons passé deux jours dans ce musée et avons quand même dû ignorer volontairement plusieurs salles. Comme pour le Louvre, impossible de tout regarder si on ne dispose pas d'une semaine complète.

marcopol Online Now! 3:01AM | Sun, 29 May 2022

C'est bien cela : Courbet, La Femme au perroquet, 1866. Je poursuis ma séquence comme une sorte de crescendo dans l'émotion de la spectatrice.:)


JoeJarrah 6:48AM | Mon, 30 May 2022

Not a painting I was familiar with, many thanks for leading me to discover something so wonderful; the very epitome of sensuous freedom. The abandoned expression and dishevelled hair are beautifully done and evoke the painting perfectly.

marcopol Online Now! 12:55PM | Sat, 04 June 2022

Thank you very much Joe

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