The Chimera and Composites – Critical Reflection

Peter Kennard

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First and Second Beauty Composites (First Composite: Be>e Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelley, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe. Second Composite: Jane Fonda, Jacqueline Bisset, Diane Keaton, Brooke Shields, and Meryl Streep), 1982Image

Daniel Lee – The Manimals Series 1993

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The uncanny 

(“the opposite of what is familiar”)

The uncanny is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar.

Chris Dorley-Brown

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Critical Reflection

Each lecture has got better and better. I really enjoy using photoshop to enhance my images, so I found real interest in this lecture and found each example really useful. Again, I won’t be able to relate the lecture to my study because its very much a truth project, so by combining two images together wouldn’t work. However, by using sequencing I can put two images together to suggest something different to the truth, which would relate to this lecture. I found Peter Kennard’s photography brilliant; telling a story by two images that have relation, making the viewer make connotations without the image being true. The Tony Blair image works very well to show the contribution and the attitude that he allegedly had about the war in Iraq. It shows how with technological advances its created another way of making art, a take on the new cameras lecture. I really enjoy making these composites and we were asked to do one for a sketch-book task, it could be something that I explore for another project.

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