Before the Storm, from the series "Domestic Vacations"

Before the Storm, from the series "Domestic Vacations"

2007

Julie Blackmon

(American, b. 1966)

Inkjet print, Epson

Image: 80.7 x 80.5 cm (31 3/4 x 31 11/16 in.); Mounted: 80.7 x 80.5 cm (31 3/4 x 31 11/16 in.); Paper: 80.7 x 80.5 cm (31 3/4 x 31 11/16 in.)

Judith K. and S. Sterling McMillan III Photography Purchase Fund 2008.46

Description

For the past several years, Blackmon has explored the visual dynamics of merging art and life by photographing the everyday activities of her family, as well as those of her eight siblings, in domestic settings. This engaging series is inspired by 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Steen, known for
his scenes of boisterous family gatherings. In this wry personal narrative, Blackmon digitally constructed a carefully orchestrated and multilayered composition, containing both fictional and autobiographical elements.
Judith K. and S. Sterling McMillan III Photography Purchase Fund 2008.46

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