May 15, 2013 § 2 Comments
“The Divine Woman”
Series of 16×19″ Van Dyke Brown process prints on Stonehenge Natural paper.
Appropriating a similar aesthetic and symbolism to the turn-of-the-century photographers (Julia Margeret Cameron, Fox Talbot, Clarence Hudson White), my goal was to illustrate/question a few of the prevalent Victorian virtues in regards to women. At the time of early photography, Pre-Raphaelite paintings were reinforcing the mans’ ideal woman, giving art at the time a male gaze. The text is taken directly from Victorian sayings and virtues that originally derived from out of context Biblical passages.
April 23, 2013 § Leave a Comment