Ralph Eugene Meatyard -
- I find that what draws me to these pictures is the derelict back grounds, in my final piece i would like to incorporate the surrealist technique of Terrain Vague to give my images a dark and ominous derelict feel as shown here by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard - Occasion for Diriment 1962
- I find this picture interesting because of the contrast between childlike activity paired with a a sense of danger or even demonism caused by the location of the photographs and the mask which seems to be stuck in time and unmoving through the photo.
- I would like to try something similar to this incorporating movement and stillness to show passing time and the stillness to reinforce the moving part of the image.
Masks have been around us for years, they are used to create emotions of hide emotions from the face, masks are often divulged from the many expressions people exhibit on their faces. The word Mask comes from latin meaning ‘persona’ which means false face, this is important as it means that people can literally hide their faces or true emotions and literally put another one over the top. The deeper meaning of this would be that people are fake in the emotions they express and want to hide them their true emotions for a different one thats not truely theres. Masks were very important in culture, in ancient or ‘primitive’ times masks were seen to serve the community by being a balance between the natural and the supernatural or spirit world. Some even believed that special types of masks could cure disease. Masks are often used in dances, ceremonies and used to tell stories.
Guy Debord - Critique of Separation