Recife (Olinda) 8 (1968) by Aaron Siskind

Recife (Olinda) 8 - Aaron Siskind - 1968

Artwork Information

TitleRecife (Olinda) 8
ArtistAaron Siskind
Date1968
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
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About Recife (Olinda) 8

Recife (Olinda) 8 is an iconic photograph created by the renowned artist photographer Aaron Siskind in 1968. Siskind is considered to be closely involved with the abstract expressionist movement and is one of the greatest photographers in history. The artwork, which belongs to the Abstract Expressionism style, depicts a new image independent of its original subject. The photograph focuses on the minute details of things presented as flat surfaces. By doing so, Siskind has effectively created a new composition that highlights his artistic vision and mastery. “Recife (Olinda) 8″ showcases painted floorboards with footprints ingrained into them, inviting viewers to meditate on these individual marks and their abstraction from reality. Siskind’s notable style in this Black-and-white gelatin silver print photography features close-ups and aerial shots of objects’ surfaces. His skillful manipulation of light adds texture, depth, and emphasizes various forms present within his frames. Overall, Recife (Olinda) 8 is a beautiful example of how well-developed photography can interpret banal objects as art pieces where even mundane front yard glimpses can build up to amazing images that showcase new perspectives on commonplace realities that we might observe every day unknowingly.”

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