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Just the Red Garments From 16th and 17th-Century Painting

JUST THE RED (2014) Conceptual/Multi-Media 10800x1800 pixels, 36x6 inches at 300ppi Reproduction licensing available. Contact me. Photo study in red: A montage of my own macro photographs of just red garments in 16th and 17th-century paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, made from swatches of history, that contains some of its essences, memorialized through its use in photographs. Essentially it is a "remix" of art history using samples, similar to samples from sound recordings. It provokes contemplation of its ontological aspects: what the original cloth was made of, the sitter that wore the garment, and so on. Technology facilitates the continual re-contextualization of art and music history at the micro-level: just one note or one bar in music, or one element in a painting. The scarf is really a kind of photograph. Like photographs, they encapsulate the essences of the time, regardless of the media itself. Even Polaroids or snapshots taken from a chea

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