- Robert Mapplethorpe New York, USA, 1946 - 1989
- Date:1988 / Printed 1989
- Technique:Gelatin silver print on paper
- Dimensions:Image: 58,7 x 49 cm / Support: 60,5 x 50,8 cm
- Edition/serial number:10/10
- Category: Photography
- Entry date:2003
- Register number:AD03370
In photographs like Jack in the Pulpit, Mapplethorpe pushed back the boundaries of the still life. Flowers, like his portraits, were presented in carefully set-up compositions that combined curved and phallic forms, loaded with a sensuality and aesthetic that was identical to that of the human body, in order to emphasise their sexual nature. The way the light and shade play on the flowers, which occupy the entire space, accentuates the relationship of the photograph to pleasure and eroticism, themes that run through all Mapplethorpe’s work.
Mapplethorpe, Robert ( 1946-1989)León : Diputación Provincial, 1994.
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Mapplethorpe, Robert ( 1946-1989)Madrid : Fernando Vijande Editor, 
Mapplethorpe, Robert ( 1946-1989)New York : Random House, 1992.
Mapplethorpe, Robert ( 1946-1989)Madrid : Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, 1991.