On the occasion of the « Madonnas » exhibition, the PJ Gallery of Metz presents the works of a great American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.
Photographed as divinities
Aged 83, the American artist Joel Peter Witkin photographs women with a physique outside the traditional canons of beauty, drawing inspiration from the canvases of great painters. « Madonnas » makes us feel the light of bruised and sometimes wounded bodies of women photographed as divinities, in theatrical scenography, becoming icons of art and venerated women.
Fascinated by strange beauties
« Madonnas » brings together 15 works by the American photographer . The artist has always been fascinated by beings with strange, deformed and singular physical characteristics. His portraits are neat stagings mixed with objects in a baroque and heterogeneous assembly. The octogenarian also reverses the canons of beauty by showing all the beauty of these damaged women.
The « Madonnas » exhibition is visible at the PJ gallery in Metz until June 4, 2022.
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