Saturday, 14 November 2015

Margriet Luyten / Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna
The lamentation over the dead Christ
between circa 1475 and circa 1478
tempera on panel
66 × 81 cm

Margriet Luyten (NL)
Project Ella
2002 - 2005
gum bichromate print
65 x 50 cm
collection Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo NL

For three years I have been collecting images of the final phase of my mother’s life, who died on 28-02-2004, at 95 years of age. The photos show the deterioration, the struggle, and the submission. They were printed using the gum bichromate method; this technique suitably expresses the vulnerability, the brittleness of old age. A catalogue of this project has been published.
Margriet Luyten, 2015

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