Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Viewing the view of the viewer

At the Saint Louis Art Museum today, I took a number of photos and started some new ekphrastic poems. My favorite two photos are here, one showing a view from behind Degas' dancer as she views a woman taking a photo of her daughter before the famous Monet water lily. And I am viewing it all as well. And so are you.

I am always reminded of the famous poem by Robert Hayden.


kj said...

The water lilies are also watching.


dw said...

So they are.


The Storialist said...

Wow. The levels of looking are dizzying! For me, this is the way that art exists now...self-conscious, always in conversation with other art (even accidentally).

I really enjoy this blog! The poems are wonderful.