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Joel-Peter Witkin

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. http://zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/witkin/JPW2.jpeg'>
    "Cupid & Centaur in the Museum of Love"
    "Waiting for de Chirico in the artist section of purgatory"
    "Daphne and Apollo"

    [b]sick but beautiful[/b]
  2. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    this art scares me but i like it
  3. To Smellycouch

    Same here T.T.
    I saw a retrospective exhibition last year,
    I remember getting out all fuckedup not being able to decide what my feelings where about his art.
    I wont critise it right now*.The fact that these images stuck in my head plus the skills of this guy makes his material worth to be seen.
    I am also curious on what you people have to say.

    *i will later though cause i've been doing a lot of thinking over this.
  4. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    this sort of twisted black and white scary thing really really scares me alot, but i love this art work its simply beautiful in a way. id love to watch him put together one of his pieces.
  5. platapie

    platapie Guest

    i agree im affraid tho im intrigued at the same time..
  6. dosoner

    dosoner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2000 Messages: 3,735 Likes Received: 26
    that is some of the better stuff i have seen in my life. hands down.

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  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    thats all fucking amazing. wow. thanks.
  8. Fuxus

    Fuxus Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 262 Likes Received: 0
    This guy is sick, but he does have nice technique and original ideas. Imagine how long he has to mess with these cadavers to arrange them for the photograph. That's warped.
  9. Makros,i knew you'd love those!!!
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    [b]Hieronymous Bosch[/b]
    [b]The last judgement[/b]

    Well as i said i was thinking about Witkins work...
    The answer to my questions was found here.
    Do i really have to say more?
  11. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    wow that last one reminds me of incantation album covers. im not sure at the moment who does them but it looks like the same style.


    if you could see them more up close you would be able to tell more, but whoops. thanks for these images!
  12. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    stirring to say the least....theres something about the "daphne and apollo" that i really enjoy....very nice post....
  13. Dopeshizzle my nizzle. I don't know if his work relates to a violent hell as much as it does to lonely death... I get a much stronger feeling of sadness than pain from these. Good, good stuff. Oh, in advance, please, for the love of us, don't post Mapplethorpe. Ever. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  14. Makros,
    Bosch died in 1516.
    But the style looks the same.Thats exactly my point and the reason i posted that painting.