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north to rome – by pd lyons from Morning Movies


we took the train north to Rome
started with sweat and bullets
wishing for a better meal next stop
village by village dust bells along
following the steady steel rhythm

hours drift lulling with common motion
 landscapes we have come to know
keep pace as we imagined
being closer than we ever were
before leaving

Reggio Calabria

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north to rome – by pd lyons from Morning Movies


we took the train north to Rome
started with sweat and bullets
wishing for a better meal next stop
village by village dust bells along
following the steady steel rhythm

hours drift lulling with common motion
 landscapes we have come to know
keep pace as we imagined
being closer than we ever were
before leaving

Reggio Calabria

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Francesca Woodman 1958–1981/ women we should have known


 

Francesca Woodman 1958–1981/ women we should have known

from tate uk

ARTIST ROOMS

Artist Rooms artist essay

American photographer Francesca Woodman has eighteen rare vintage black and white photographs in the Artist Rooms display, from a collection once owned by the artist’s boyfriend. Woodman’s photographs exhibit many influences, from symbolism and surrealism to fashion photography and Baroque painting. They have a timeless quality that is ethereal and unique. The artist began taking photographs at the age of thirteen and though she was only twenty two when she took her own life, she left behind a substantial body of work.
Francesca Woodman’s photographs explore issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. She puts herself in the frame most often, although these are not conventional self-portraits as she is either partially hidden, or concealed by slow exposures that blur her moving figure into a ghostly presence. This underlying vulnerability is further emphasised by the small and intimate format of the photographs.
We often see her in otherwise deserted interior spaces, where her body seems to merge with its surroundings, covered by sections of peeling wallpaper, half hidden behind the flat plane of a door, or crouching over a mirror. Found objects and suggestive props are carefully placed to create unsettling, surreal or claustrophobic scenarios. Her photographs are produced in thematic series’, relating to specific props, places or situations.
Woodman was exposed to the symbolic work of Max Klinger whilst studying in Rome from 1977-78 and his influence can clearly be seen in many photographic series’, such as Eel Series, Roma (1977-78) and Angel Series, Roma (1977). In combining performance, play and self-exposure, Woodman’s photographs create extreme and often disturbing psychological states. In concealing or encrypting her subjects she reminds the viewer that photographs flatten and distort, never offering the whole truth about a subject.

18 artworks

Untitled 1975‑80
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windows ~ Rome, Italy. photos by pd Lyons


windows ~ Rome, Italy. photos by pd Lyons


Wordless Wednesday 5.8.20. Rome, Italy. Photography by PD Lyons


 

 

 

Photographs of Rome Italy

by PD Lyons Photography October 2018

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Wordless Wednesday, 29.7.20 ~ Pompeii by pd Lyons photography


 

 

Upon The Rocky Sicilian Shore, by pd Lyons – ruff off the cuff


we did not really call you Promise

but we could have

 

we did completely loose ourselves in the joy

of your deep dark eyes

 

we did believe that you were a promise to us

as we would be to you

 

all your bright and wonderful

all your possibility and purpose

 

we would protect you

we would nourish you

we would teach you

we would dance at your wedding

 

we did not really call you Promise

but we could have

 

 

citrus on blue tile, by pd lyons


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DSC_1536citrus on blue tile

 

DSC_1496oranges from spain

tile from italy

north to rome – by pd lyons from Morning Movies


 

we took the train north to Rome
started with sweat and bullets
wishing for a better meal next stop
village by village dust bells along
following the steady steel rhythm

hours drift lulling with common motion
 landscapes we have come to know
keep pace as we imagined
being closer than we ever were
before leaving

Reggio Calabria

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