Judith, Chadwick and Spector

16 Jul

Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector (Chadwick&Spector), “Judith with the Head of Holofernes, after Crananch,” body paint and photograph,!/gallery.html#15

This is going to take some ‘splaining.

Museum Anatomy is a collection of documentary photographs of works from museums around the world that have been recreated onto the human body. The artwork goes through a significant process until reaching the final outcome, a photograph of Chadwick, sometimes unrecognizable as a human form, with an elaborate, detailed painting covering a portion of his body. The recreated paintings of these historic portraits recapture the subjects in their own moment in history. The resulting photographs reveal a unification of art combining antiquity, history and technology in a contemporary context.

I still need someone to draw the lines but I do understand the concept.   There is a Cranach in there somewhere.   And three hands, four noses, six eyes and four mouths – if you count Holofernes.

Addendum:  Look what I found!

Chadwick and Spector paint Cranach’s Judith

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Cacciatore


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