Saturday, January 21, 2012

NBMAA Week: Lips

The last post this week from the New Britain Museum of American Art is a detail of an over-sized (30" x 40"), digitally manipulated photograph on metal by the Israel-born artist, Drew Tal. 

"Porcelain Promises" (2008) is a pair of photographs of a Chinese man and woman, executed in the style of old ancestral paintings.  They are a recent acquisition of the museum.

31 comments:

Karl said...

Beautiful detail, Jack!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think there are many people who could withstand that level of scrutiny of their lips or skin. I know I couldn't.

In fact, I just went to a new dentist this week and in addition to x-rays they took macro photos of my teeth, including with a mirror in my mouth to photograph the back side of my teeth. That enabled them to show me exactly what the condition of each tooth is, which is informative, but it was way too much detail.

And they emailed to me a a copy of the photos. I just opened the email on the computer a few minutes ago. I think I better get up and brush my teen again.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very interesting image! Must be fascinating to see it in person!
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

Oh yes. It's in the details here. I like this one, Jack.

Kate said...

i googled the artist after seeing your post today. I like and appreciate much of modern art and the merger of different media, but I don't think I'd want to hang his work in my home. I'd need a far more contemporary residence (and deep pockets) to do that!

Bruce Clark said...

I like this work of art. The detail in the work is amazing.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

If those lips could talk......... what would they say?

Thought provoking photo on CDP and just happens to be parked next door to ours!!!!!!!

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome!

VP said...

Technically perfect, but I can't really see the art in this...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I just checked out the full image Jack, amazingly gorgeous woman, and I like the detail you picked..Those are very kissable lips if ever I saw some!! Very unusual style Drew Tal has, tres original oui!!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting work. i would love to try to put photos on metal and enlarge them. quite an interesting concept

jennyfreckles said...

I took the link to the website - Tal's work is very interesting, makes you stop and look. I like your 'detail' too. Aren't human lips a lovely shape? I keep thinking that when I look at my baby granddaughter.

Halcyon said...

I really like this one. Those lips are so luscious!
I have really enjoyed this series. Maybe you can take us through another museum?

RedPat said...

Wow! Luscious!

Malyss said...

Attractive, almost hypnotic.. great picture and art.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic and such incredible detail! I, too, have really enjoyed this series, Jack! Thanks for sharing this wonderful museum with us! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Ooh, now I'm humming "lips like sugar, sugar kisses..."

T. Becque said...

Sounds and looks interesting! To answer your question, yes the Lensbaby mostly blurs the edges. You can control this though by the various aperture rings that can be fitted ontop of the lens. It's fun to play around with.

Tanya said...

this is amazing, love it!

joo said...

Oh, lovely and interesting image!

Lowell said...

Boy, you sure know how to crack a smile!

Regina K said...

I always find it fascinating how artists come up with their own style. This photo is another reason I am so pleased with art, it is unique and personal.

Randy said...

That is just amazing. I will have to Google this artist.

Lorelle said...

I assume there was more to the pair of photographs and you just chose to capture the lips? Very interesting? My favorite of the week!

Bob Crowe said...

Very powerful image but I'm glad you gave us a link to the full picture so we could get the context.

Dreadnaught said...

Top notch photo. Great stuff

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JM said...

WOW! Truly fantastic! I just LOVE this image, Jack.

sheila lynch said...

really neat photograph, I love all your posts from this week!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful image Jack. Beautifully done.

Nita Davis said...

Very captivating! Would love to see Tal's Porcelain Promises.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Whoa. This one really makes you stoop and look. Creative inspiration, Jack.