The Museum that I attended was the Center for Creative Photography. The piece that was reviewed was called Charis. It was quit interesting because there have been a few other versions of the same photograph done, but they are all different. Each one of the previous ones had more bodily exposures, and this one was the most secluded. This picture was photographed in the year of 1934 by a man named Edward Weston. The origin in which it was produced was American, and it is just simply stunning.
Edward Weston was a man who liked clarity and purity of the natural forms to be in his photographs. His photographs were very elegant and had a great sense of emotional power. His artwork included many sexual readings that came from the sensuous forms and light with texture. Weston met Charis in January 1934 and she began to pose for him in his photography. (Museum of Photographic Arts) This piece is a very tranquil colored piece and it is fairly simple because it consists of only one person. Looking at it, it brings up questions as to what his purpose was to photograph nude women.
Looking at this particular piece of artwork even though it is a photograph, the focal point is the nude women who is sitting in a awkward position. The artist managed to focus the viewers attention (in this case my attention) on the women because that is the only element in the picture. If there were more subjects in the picture then the focal point might have been on something else, but there was one subject which was the women. It can be certainly told that this style of art is a photograph because it is black and white and the way the body is done to be so exact that it must be real. The way that the women’s calves are toned to perfection, her bodily curves, and position of feet are at exactness show automatically that this picture was done through a photograph.
The artist created this piece of artwork because he had a sexual passion. When Edward Weston saw Charis, he began to feel...