Marlene Dumas ARTE 344 Rachel Noteboom Sarah Ortinau Liz Gardona
• South African/ Dutch Painter • Is teaching college level art students in Amsterdam • Duality of her identity • She attended college- then worked • Oil, ink, acrylic, photography and appropriation art.
Materials *paintings, collages, drawings, prints installations Mostly oil on canvas and ink on paper *Dumas paints from personal photographs Marlene Dumas, The Painter, 1994, oil on canvas, 79 x 39 -1/4 in. , The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Ideology Received ideas of identity? “The ambiguity of representation in her paintings and drawings is ultimately a political act, enticing the viewer into an awareness of his or her role in the assignation of meaning to faces, bodies, groups, and figures. ” -Rebecca Morse [MOCA Assistant Curator] Marlene Dumas, Barbie, the Original, 1997, Lithography, 66 x 50 cm
• Physical reality of human body • Psychological value • Removed from context Marlene Dumas, The Blindfolded Man, 2007, Oil on canvas, 39 -3/8 x 35 -7/16 in.
Influences • Diane Arbus’s photography -complexities of the human form • Mother’s death (weeping women) • Uses photographs of her daughter Diane Arbus, Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City, 1962, Photograph
Changes Over the Years • During the 90’s her work as featured images of Amsterdam and interdisciplinary projects • She also now does multiples of portraits. • She has dabbled in photography Marlene Dumas, Waterproof Mascara, 2008, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 90 cm
Critics • her art is in many international museums. • considered a European artist, but wishes to be classified as an South African Artist. Stating, “Someone once remarked that I could not be a South African Artist and a Dutch artist, that I could not have it both ways. I don’t want it both ways, I want it more ways. ” Marlene Dumas, Moshekwa, 2006, Öl auf Leinwnad, 130 x 110 cm
Her legacy • Her legacy is being a portrait/figurative artist • She is also known as an one of Amsterdam’s top artist • She has won countless awards internationally, and is featured in many museums
Video: http: //youtu. be/9 o. JGwi. Eoj 84 Marlene Dumas, Mamma Roma, 2012, o/c, 30 x 24 cm