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Infanta (Curl), 2011 - Ralph Gibson
About the Work
About Infanta (Curl)
"I have photographed the female figure for many years and for many reasons. Any idea I was examining in my work at the time, be it Cubism, Surrealism, Minimalism, eroticism, etc., would be reflected in the shapes of the body ...Read More
"I have photographed the female figure for many years and for many reasons. Any idea I was examining in my work at the time, be it Cubism, Surrealism, Minimalism, eroticism, etc., would be reflected in the shapes of the body. One of the very earliest known works of art is the Venus of Willendorf, ca. 25,000 B.C. It is testimony to our primal need to gaze into the psychological mirror of the human body. I photograph the nude the way I practice scales on the guitar. It is an ongoing and endless pursuit."—Ralph Gibson, NYC 2011Read Less
About the Artist
About Ralph Gibson
Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica ...Read More
Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica lens and a stark, meditative eye. Gibson began training for his long photographic career in the Navy and continued to hone his craft at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, who inspired the 1970 publication of Gibson's first book, The Somnambulist.
His photographs, then and now, exude tension and barely contained energy. By turns sexual, disquieting, and surreal, each image is a narrative unto itself. His image Nude With Feather is one of the most coveted nude image on the art market today. The recipient of countless awards, including a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1985 and two honorary doctorates, Gibson continues to inspire younger photographers with international exhibitions and more than 40 publications.Read Less
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