Sodium Burn
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21. 09. 16

Francoise Gaujour

This sentence of Eugène Delacroix summarizes what I think:

"The color is the excellence of art that has the magical gift. While the subject, form, line directed first to the thought, the color has no meaning for intelligence, but it has all the powers of sensitivity."Cette phrase d'Eugène Delacroix résume ce que je pense:"La couleur est par excellence la partie de l'art qui détient le don magique. Alors que le sujet, la forme, la ligne s'adressent d'abord à la pensée, la couleur n'a aucun sens pour l'intelligence, mais elle a tous les pouvoirs sur la sensibilité."

WILD WILD WEST

If America has a heart, it beats here in the Wild West. The scenery are sometimes from another age. Time stretches. In our imagination, it was the region of outlaws, account regulations, the refuge of the destitute and nonconformist, gold diggers and pioneers. The promised land where the lack of closure meets the immensity.

The location of all possible, where has been built the myth of success. American culture based on the urban landscape takes a leading role in the collective imagination. And photographic. Born in the 1950s, the American way of life -based on equal opportunities- is primarily a promise of abundance, the land of mass consumption, marked by the profusion of goods. This model of society emphasizes family values (a couple with children) and individual success, which, thanks the work, allow to purchase consumer goods (car, TV ...) and a house with a garden . The home ownership becomes a social success mark. Today American model based on the very mythical "American way of life", has its limits, especially, in the social field. What I'm trying to show here, is how this imagery is involved in the visual culture of the American urbanity, sometimes abandoned and dehumanized.

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