La columna y el peso (The Column and the Weight)

Juan Navarro Baldeweg

Santander, Spain, 1939
  • Date: 
    1973 / Vintage print
  • Technique: 
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • Dimensions: 
    89,5 x 68 cm
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  • Donation of the author, 2009

This photograph draws forth the vibration between reality and appearance via the contrast between two seemingly heterogeneous objects: a column and a weight. The inherent characteristics in the column, as a formal element of architecture, disappear to lay the focus beyond its structural qualities and upon the weight, an element which sets the direction of new interpretations of meaning through perception.