вторник, 8 юни 2010 г.

Vera Lutter e la sua Venezia

Vera Lutter was born in Germany and lives and works in New York.


VERA LUTTER
San Giorgio, Venice IX: January 19, 2008, 2008
Unique gelatin silver print
framed 89.5 x 224.8 cm

Grazie to Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California


VERA LUTTER
Ca Del Duca Sforza, Venice II: January 13-14, 2008, 2008
Unique gelatin silver print
3 panels: framed overall 264.2 x 144.1 cm

VERA LUTTER
Campo Santa Sofia, Venice, XXIII: December 17, 2007, 2007
Unique gelatin silver print
217 x 284.5 cm
Courtesy by Gagosian Gallery website

During the anticipated high-water season of 2005, Lutter captured mirage-like emanations of San Marco and Piazza Leoni in which the spectral landmarks appear to hover above their own reflected image in the placid water. Lutter returned to Venice the following year to record the area where the Grand Canal flows into the Bacino, which then opens up into the lagoon. This unstable body of water not only gives Venice its special ethereal character; it also threatens the floating city's very existence.

Lutter revisited Venice in 2007 and 2008 to explore further the physical, technical, and architectural complexities of the city. Works such as San Giorgio (2008), Campo Santa Sofia (2007) and Calle Vallaresso (2008) reveal certain innate qualities and conditions of the city that elude direct observation and can be experienced only through her luminous incarnations, the physical image.

Text from the Gagosian Gallery website



Installation view of Vera Lutter works at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills


VERA LUTTER
San Marco, Venice XIX: December 1, 2005, 2005
Unique gelatin silver print
2 panels: 234.3 x 285.8 cm


VERA LUTTER
‘San Giorgio, Venice XVIII: January 26, 2008′, 2008
Unique gelatin-silver print
2 panels: 261.6 x 287.7 cm

The art critic said:

“Vera Lutter uses the camera obscura, the most basic photographic device, to render in massive form images that serve as faithful transcriptions of immense architectural spaces. The camera obscura was originally developed during the Renaissance as an aid in the recording of the visible world.

Vera Lutter is best known for monumental black-and-white photographs of cityscapes. Her unique silver gelatin prints are negatives made by transforming a room into a pinhole camera obscura chamber. Directly exposed, often over many hours, onto photosensitive paper, these vistas appear as solarized images, their ethereal platinum tones imbuing the scenes with a haunting melancholy. From an early concentration on the Manhattan skyline, Lutter has turned lately to more industrial sites, including a dry dock, a zeppelin factory, an airport runway, a marina and a deserted warehouse. The works created in Venice elaborate her intention "to create an image in which the city appears to be suspended above its own reflection, rendering a place that appears to exist outside of gravity."”

Text from the Gagosian Gallery website

4 коментара:

  1. Se conosceva la leggenda "dell'anello del pescatore" non le mancava San Nicolò al Lido :)

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  2. Chi conosce Venezia capirà che Vera Lutter mette come titolo il posto da dove ha scattato la foto е non quello che ha fotografato.

    Който познава Венеция, бързо ще разбере, че тази Вера Лутер избира за заглавие мястото, от където е направила снимката, а не името на онова, което е фотографирала.

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  3. Walter,
    sappi che non ho smesso di pensare a te in qualità di fotografo e sapevo che ti piaceva ;-)

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