a curious mind

The Art of Self-Control

at first glance, the image of the artist, Marina Abramovic, holding a bowl of milk is remarkable if only for its hyper-realism. as you observe the image, however, she moves slightly and a little milk from the bowl falls to the floor. we are immediately transfixed by her endurance. The kitchen window backlights the artist in her sober black dress recalling paintings of the Dutch School, but the use of video and flat screen display rips us into the 21st century. Very cool.

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Kitchen V Carrying the Milk by Marina Abramovic  Photo: Cia Mooney

Kitchen V Carrying the Milk by Marina Abramovic  Photo: Cia Mooney