Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thousands of Naked People

If there is a title that will get people's attention and mega hits on my blog, this is it. Well isn't that the point of modern art? To get people's attention? Sadly, I think the answer to that question is yes.

Over the past few years I have randomly seen articles about some photographer organizing and taking pictures of mass amounts of naked people in public places.
The latest one I saw was of 18000 people in a square in Mexico City. It is neat because of the way it looks like the people are flowing towards the central spire.
The photographer is Spencer Tunick and I don't know where he finds this many people willing to pose naked all at once but the effect is quite interesting, for lack of a better word. It is very 'post modern' anyway. I am not sure how much I like it but since it isn't blatent pornography like a lot of other modern art I find myself strangely attracted to it. He doesn't seem to be using an individual naked body and people's usual attraction to it. But on the other hand he is just using the naked aspect to grab peoples attention. I mean he could have put everybody is the same clothes and had a similar effect. Either way I think it is a very different and hard to produce piece of art.

Here are a few of my favourites:
This is a parking garage in the Netherlands I believe. I just think it is neat because of the architecture.This one is weird and interesting because the people look like sheep. 'The masses are following like sheep' or some statement like that.
This one is neat because of the way everybody is staring out to sea. It is like something out of a book. I just can't believe these are real pictures. Are they cylons? The last one I like because it evokes some apocalyptic sci-fi plot in which everybody on earth dies. I really love books and movies like that for some reason.I really just can't believe that these are real pictures.
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