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Rodenburg, Katja - ik, Ophelia

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Top photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde, Rineke Dijkstra and Hellen van Meene are inspired by Ophelia, the tragic heroine from Shakespeare's Hamlet. In 1851, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais creates his Ophelia, the image that continues to fascinate most. How is it that this image of women from a bygone era still inspires us today? That is the central question in I, Ophelia.

Ophelia prefers death to life without her beloved Hamlet. It is a sacrifice that fits the 19th-century ideal of women, which will hardly appeal to the imagination in the present day. And yet Ophelia continues to intrigue today's photographers. Why? Katja Rodenburg investigates the various answers, which are already evoked by the original Ophelia. Perhaps we are fascinated by the unfortunate girl who can not express herself and sees no way out. Or do we see Ophelia as a strong woman, who takes fate into her own hands anyway. We follow her search for her own identity in art.

Me, Ophelia invites you to take a good look at the women in the work of Inez van Lamsweerde, Rineke Dijkstra, Hellen van Meene and others. What do the photos say about both the woman in the image and the woman as an artist? In this way we discover the surprising significance that 19th-century art has for contemporary art and photography. In the light of Ophelia, these photos show themselves to us again and take on a deeper dimension. Whoever has read the book will look at it with different eyes forever.

hardcover : 79 pages

ISBN-13 : 9789089100351

Dimensions :  23 x 29 x 1 cm

Publisher :  dJongeHond

Language: : Dutch

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