10 dec. 2010

Barbara Kruger

In today's post I decided to give homage to one awesome lady, whose cutting pictures never miss the mark: One Barbara Kruger.

Barbara Kruger studied art and design with Diane Arbus, another great photographer of our time. Arbus, just fyi, came from a privileged home but professed that she felt more comfortable with the working class, which I think is ttly cool. Arbus also had a certain fascination with freaks and twins. Check her out here.

But enough about her.

What Kruger is famous for isn't her photography. In fact, most of her work is based on already existing work from other photographers. What's interesting is what she does with said pictures. Adding very spot-on aggressive texts, mostly about different types of power struggles, be that between difference in social status, sexes or the product's control over the consumer, Kruger "questions the viewer about femenism, consumerism, and individual autonomy and desire" (ttly nicked that from wiki).

But since I think her pictures speak more than well enough for themselves (and also, that's all I could think of writing, but I'm going to pretend that's not the case), I'm gong to let them do just that. So, here you have some of my favorites.

Thank you Kruger! You're totally going on my list for Santa this year.

2 kommentarer:

Fluff sa...

I just checked out Diane Arbus and I think her photos are incredible O__O!! I've actually seen one of her pictures before and wondered where it came from :D

ChouChou sa...

That makes me happy :D one mystery solved, a thousand more to go!