Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

White Gauze, 1984 by Robert Mapplethorpe
White Gauze, 1984 by Robert Mapplethorpe

This photo inspires me. this is because demonstrates that the simplest of ideas and thoughts can turn out different and be really effective.  The wrapping of gauze around the models adds texture, it gives the photograph new possibilities for another interpretation. To me it tells two stories, it looks like a Mummy is gasping for air as it comes back to life.  Or a person gasping for air as they emerge from a cocoon

I also find that this photo is inspiring because you don’t have to travel round the world to find the perfect photo and model. it also shows that you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment and the use of an imaginative and creative mind is also just as important.  The art of story telling with an image.

Web site

http://www.mapplethorpe.org/

About Mappelethorpe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mapplethorpe

https://www.artsy.net/artist/robert-mapplethorpe

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artists/bios/1391

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/robert-mapplethorpe-11413

Images

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=robert+mapplethorpe (google search, so not all images will be by Mapplethorpe)

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