The cycle of images … does any thing really change?

The Rape of the Proserpina
by Bernini executed between 1621 and 1622.

Detail: The Rape of the Proserpina

I pickup up this little snippet over on Conscientious today… and all it made me wonder what has changed about picturing this sort of sex / violence / power relationship that is embedded deep in the human psyche…

Of the underworld, brute force, power – it is a long history of role playing that is interesting to consider… just who would you think commission such a work? And for what purpose?

The Family that Preys Together
An exclusive Q&A with Sopranos creator David Chase.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

I dunno….

But I do like this quote from an interview of Leibovitz (link)… Is a cover like the Vanity Fair cover photo worth the price?

“Leibovitz: The truth is, I thought I was doing journalism, but I really wasn’t. At the San Francisco Art Institute, what I really studied was reportage, personalized reportage, a la Robert Frank and Cartier Bresson. I didn’t know this, but it had a more personal slant. When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that’s what I was doing, but it wasn’t true. What became important was to have a point of view.


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