|"Joel-Peter Witkin is a photographer
whose images of the human condition are undeniably powerful. For more
than twenty years he has pursued his interest in spirituality and how
it impacts the physical world in which we exist. Finding beauty within
the grotesque, Witkin pursues this complex issue through people most often
cast aside by society -- human spectacles including hermaphrodites, dwarfs,
amputees, androgynes, carcases, people with odd physical capabilities,
fetishists and 'any living myth . . . anyone bearing the wounds of Christ.'
"Visiting medical schools, morgues and insane asylums around the world, Witkin seeks out his collaborators, who, in the end, represent the numerous personas of the artist himself. The resulting photographs are haunting and beautiful, grotesque yet bold in their defiance a hideous beauty that is as compelling as it is taboo."
Now that's some interesting art.
- I want the coffee table book
How many eons had Heusis, the hermaphrodite, journeyed on
Silver to find Cireus, the quasi-castrado, and his sidekick, Sir Agustus
Maltropius...phenomena is real...feces is crap.
- Windeliphia Wisp
well. i guess now we know where poe actually went. on to
a lifestyle of fame, fortune and kissing men that are rather similar to
himself in the looks department.
- ice queen
jesus, clown school has been slacking. the voluptous
fellow doesn't even know how to correctly mount that horse.
- Brother Ringling
what should be done is a collaboration between Witkin
and the artist of Miss Antifreeze.
- artsy fart
- Porn is meant to get you off.
If this gets you off, well..
Christ came. Christ saw the grotesqueness of existence.
Christ married the hermaphrodite and fathered a manchild named Pooch, born on Christmas day in Berleley, Mass.
- Buffed Histeria Falwell
Just because it's hideous, doesn't mean it isn't art.
If the photo didn't look older than didn't, it wouldn't be art. However, the older than dirt photo gives it a creepy, ominous, worst nightmare sort of feeling. It's something I can't really stop looking at, I will dream of this tonight, and it won't be a bad thing.
- Marquis de Sade
(28 Votes- 18% Art, 82% Porn)
Art or Pornography?