Thursday, January 27, 2011
More Experiments in Juxtaposition
Pretty much every week I visit my local consignment shop for coffee, gossip, and whatever old paper items I can find that catch my fancy. Recently I picked up a small tabloid magazine from 1952 entitled Eye. For $1 I couldn't resist the cheesecake photos of starlets, and stories about murder, deep sea fishing and bull fighting. After paging though the magazine, I began pulling out photos and combining them with other imagery I have clipped of classic painting, from textbooks and so on. This was my first try.
The most recent experiment combines a man in prayer, Memling again, combined with a 1950s photo of the Texas state fair and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike starlet from the tabloid. I'm not sure what to make of them, but the contrast between the images appeals to me.