Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Bartering


The painter plays with his camera
and projector, using himself
as image, as subject, as object
to realize what a film can do
to express art by altering
reality. He learned that film
doesn’t express art but simply
exchanges one image for another,
an artistic bartering of image,
of self.

Photograph: Self-portrait by Edvard Munch (1930).

5 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

Wow!

This is pretty profound!

Maureen said...

There was a fascinating show, "Snapshot", a few months back at The Phillips Collection that explored how artists from Bonnard to Vuilard used the earliest Kodak hand-helds to record their private and public lives. (We, of course, can only imagine what those artists might have done with today's digital cameras.) Interestingly, the photographs they took often served as inspiration for paintings.

S. Etole said...

Pondering this one for awhile ...

Laura Boggess said...

I love this self-portrait. What an interesting piece. And your poem? It pegs the process. Well done, Glynn.

nance said...

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