Orsay: en profane I
Images produced without manipulation (DSLR Camera, Canon). They are part of a project I undertook while in Paris (January & February 2018), visiting, registering and studying works in museums and churches. Taking pictures in spaces like this was initially a kind of pilgrimage (in the sense explained by Proust/Ruskin). But I didn't have a script. I photographed only what truly affected my senses, without looking for titles and authors, which in the case of more obscure works I discovered later on, when coming back to the pics, and some remain till now unknown or unconscious. This is the what I intend by "en profane," a term I got from Michel Foucault's essay about Manet. Original works photographed here include Picasso's "La buveuse d'absinthe" (1901), Paul Sérusier's "Le Talisman" (1888) ["... only discrete frequencies of light can be emitted, corresponding to the discrete jumps between the various  possible energy levels..." (David Bohm)], a detail from a Pierre Bonnard's "Études de nus" (1910), Gustave Guillaumet's "Le Sahara," Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec ["un jour, affolé par un coup de feu, les Natanson l'on trouvé assis en tailleur sur son lit: il venait de tirer sur des araignées" (Vuillard/Danièle Devynck)], Courbet [who reminds me of John Lydon in this self-portrait].
Orsay: en profane I
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