Manfred Paul

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Still Life Photographs 1983-1985
by Manfred Paul
Publisher's Description
This series of still life photographs by Manfred Paul were produced while the GDR still existed. As photographs they go beyond the general symbols of still life; they are time doubly frozen, as where the fish, leaves and branches at the bottom of the lake have been frozen into a still-life photograph, as if petrified in clear ice before the first snowfall. Things are abandoned, with apparent carelessness – a bunch of tulips in a glass vase wilts in infinite beauty, their black-and-white sharpness emits an almost painful appeal against the transience and replaceability of the blooms. In their irredeemable alienation they inevitably become a devotional mental image of human existence.
ISBN: 3865218040
Publisher: Steidl
Paperback : 64 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 inches
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