Fleur van Dodewaard: In the first instance, the title simply references the subject of the images, which are in turn my interpretation of and reflection on the art-historical theme. The work relates automatically to all the works and studies done before with the same subject. Hopefully, the viewer's own references will
Lorenzo Durantini: Your series Nude Studies (2010) has a very peculiar relationship to language. The title seems to simultaneously subvert the seriousness of our notions of the classical nude study whilst offering a kind of key with which to read the images. Once unlocked, the images fold back into the conditions of their creation with a coy sense of humour. The pale skin tone of the abstract planes also subtly references the Blur Average tool in Photoshop. What is your relationship to titles and naming and are you interested in making this connection to digital image manipulation with this series?
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