Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | July 13, 2010

God’s earth and heaven

“Neither signification, nor manifestation, nor incarnation, and not revelation, either. The body exposes – the body; bodies expose each other. A naked body gives no sign and reveals nothing, nothing other than this: that there is nothing to reveal, that everything is there, exposed, the texture of the skin, which says no more than the texture of a voice. The voice again brought back to the mouth, a lip of voice, a skin of thought. Lip, throat, belly, which have nothing to deliver, to liberate, which are themselves liberation.”

–Above work is considered religious not a contemporary art work.  Joel Peter Witkin is a photographer whose works are considered religious by majority of American critics. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites in Surrealist style.


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