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You are free to choose any work from this course-specific collection of surrealist art from UMMA as the subject for your third essay (Visual Analysis).  You can also search through the UMMA Exchange to find a different work to analyze for your paper -- but in this case, please check in with me first about your intentions.

We will spend some time in class Wednesday, Sep. 30 reviewing and discussing some of the works from this collection, so please come to class with specific observations, questions, and/or reflections in mind to contribute to our conversations.


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Last Supper

Accession Number
2004/2.9

Title
Last Supper

Artist(s)
Anthony Goicolea

Artist Nationality
Cuban

Object Creation Date
1999

Medium & Support
dye destruction print on paper

Dimensions
40 in x 77 in (101.6 cm x 195.6 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Subject matter
This photograph by Anthony Goicolea is an early work from the series "You and What Army," in which Giocolea uses techniques and themes that he has developed throughout his career. He digitally alters images, placing himself in a single image multiple times. The artist serves as makeup artist, costume designer, set designer, and editor of each image, transforming himself into an adolescent boy. In this image, Giocolea recalls Leonardo's Last Supper without the Christ figure. Here, the boys wear identical, ambigious uniforms based on those worn in Catholic schools.

Physical Description
A photograph of eight boys, all of which are the same person, voraciously eating a loaf of white bread off a rock in a forest.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Nature
appropriation (imagery)
boys
bread
costumes (character dress)
eating
forests (cultural landscapes)
rock (inorganic material)
self-portraits

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(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Surreal Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Curating COVID Space-Time
(Part of: F20 Brown - COMPLIT 382 / RCHUMS 304 - It's About Time: Lived Experience in a Time of Crisis )

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