Item description for Thomas Struth: Family Life by Thomas Struth...
One continuous subject of Thomas Struth s complex photographic oeuvre is the group portrait. Initially, he photographed people from the circle of his close friends and acquaintances, who he asked to sit for him at least as duos. Soon the groups grew to feature entire families, families outside Europe, and from other social strata. Encounters with artists, collectors, museum staff all gave Struth an occasion to create group portraits that bear comparison with the great examples set by Velazquez through to Goya. Transposed onto a modern medium and set in our present world, Struth s large-format family portraits exhibit an undeniable representative character. The need to present oneself as an individual in the framework of a hierarchical order remains manifest even in the ostensibly most relaxed of groupings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.52" Width: 10.63" Height: 0.63" Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
ISBN 382960355X ISBN13 9783829603553
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More About Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth was born in 1954 in Gelden, Germany, He studied painting with Gerhard Richter and photography with Bernd Becher at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Saint Louis Art Museum; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1997 he was awarded the Spectrum International Photography Prize.