He was featured at The Getty when I visited yesterday.
- •The visit was actually a breath of fresh air for me. I haven't been to the museum alone in quite a while so I got to spend some time with each exhibit.I still found myself on the Impressionists floor to visit my usuals, Monet and Degas, but overall I spent the most time at the London Calling exhibit (feat artists from London) and also in the S wing where they always feature photography.
- •Richard Learoyd was the featured photographer and this is the one I can't get off my mind. It's a bother that the glass makes a reflection so I didn't stand in front of it and also waited until no one else was walking by. Titled, Man With Octopus Tattoo II.
- •But when you look at him sitting there. It just hits my gut in a way I can't explain. And there's so much about it. The tattoo, his hand and the grasp he has, his nudity and how it feels so vulnerable.
- •And it touches base on things in my life that I feel are stuck to me like this octopus
- •wrapping its tentacles around my sides gives me some space to breath but I can feel it there. Suctioned on and not letting go.
- •This one made me think too. It's by Lucian Freud titled Woman Sleeping.Her structure, curves and the way her drew her as she slept just rambled in my brain.
- •And then this piece by R.B. Kitaj titled Erasmus Variations.In the description it said that each face represents a woman that the artist knew fleetingly. The faces were derived from doodles taken by a 16th century human scholar, Erasmus.
- •And this one titled The Deer Park by Michael Andrews, inspired from the novel by Norman Mailer.people. faceless heads. blank stares. I want to read the book.