Thursday, September 25, 2008

Artist du jour: Loretta Lux

My friend Joseph introduced me today to the wonderful art of Loretta Lux. We saw her portrait of a boy at the SF Moma and browsed through a book of her photographs. Her depiction of children has always a strange and lonely quality, always beautifully composed. There is a very painterly quality of her choice of colors and set up, reminiscent of Renaissance paintings. Some of the vintage clothes the children wear were saved from her childhood by her mother.
The portraits of these children are haunting and sweet, ready to tell a fairy tale of strange adventures - I just can't stop looking at them and wondering..

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