POTD 2017/273. The Human Body as Architectonic Matter
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
By J.W. Remington Photographics
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Inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is this gigantic wall of nude human body parts, seemingly placed at random on the outer wall of Citizen's Kitchen & Bar and nearby the headless statue of Lenin at Red Square Restaurant & Vodka Lounge.

While I am unsure of the artist behind this 1991 work, or his or her artistic intent with the installation, perhaps the ideas of two famous Italian artists, Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), might provide us an interpretive framework for understanding it.

"He who does not master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture." ― Michelangelo

“With Michelangelo anatomical science is transformed into music. With him the human body is architectonic matter for the construction of dreams.” ― Umberto Boccioni

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Remington Photographics' Photo of the Day for September 30, 2017!

1/250 sec, at f/3.5 ISO 12800
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens at 100mm

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