"God" by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Morton Schamberg
Morton Schamberg (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1881–1918 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Artist: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (German, 1874–1927)
Gelatin silver print
24.1 x 19.2 cm
The Baroness’s Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, c. 1920
Gelatin silver print, 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
We learned about abstraction in Computing classes earlier, so on an unrelated note I think these are visual concepts of higher abstraction.
Human beings have always been driven by the desire to make meanings of everything. We are, after all, complicated creatures.
Are semiotics involved in the creation of these artworks? Are these artists’ signifiers an appropriate depiction of the corresponding signified “concepts”? One can only speculate. Interesting post!