Las Meninas

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I am intrigued by the way that Velazquez’ Las Meninas has been used as inspiration through the years. The painting itself seems to meet most of Szarkowski‘s five point framework. Whilst clearly not a photograph, there is a realism about the image, reminiscent of a 17th century Dutch Realistic painting. Las Meninas is posed, has great detail yet a rather …

Week Three Reflections

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For this week’s reflections, a little late, aย few questions stood out. How could your subjects be influencing you and your approach? Well, unfortunately that has been a real dilemma to me. I am very keen that the Cambodia project tells the story of Sarath and his family. But it has become increasingly clear that ONLY thinking of that will force …