Diane Arbus and Everyday Life in Black in White

1 Sep

The best you can do this weekend is the third floor of Tate Modern, which hides away a true gem of art –photographs by Diane Arbus.

Arbus became one of the most successful female American photographers after the war, frequently published in everything from Vogue to Esquire.

Her famous picture of the Identical Twins draws you so close to the subjects you start psycho analysing the portraits of the girls by staring into their eyes, while the tip of your nose gets closer and closer to the protective glass.

DA: “Our whole guise is like giving a sign to the world to think of us in a certain way but there’s a point between what you want people to know about you and what you can’t help people knowing about you. And that has to do with what I’ve always called the gap between intention and effect.”

 

The Teenage Couple on Hudson street is soaked with cool confidence, it kept haunting me for hours with its timeless classic look of long double-breasted coats and ultimate East End ease.  Beyond the fashion, I was stunned by the knowing stare that their bodies were transmitting.

Diane Arbus at The Tate Modern until 31 March 2012.

Scarlet M

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    […] Diane Arbus and Everyday Life in Black in White (via Yummy & Olympic) The best you can do this weekend is the third floor of Tate Modern, which hides away a true gem of art –photographs by Diane Arbus.   Arbus became one of the most successful female American photographers after the war, frequently published in everything from Vogue to Esquire. Her famous picture of the Identical Twins draws you so close to the subjects you start psycho analysing the portraits of the girls by staring into their eyes, while the … Read More […]

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