Le blog de la Seconde Européenne - Media du Lycée Paul Lapie de Courbevoie
dimanche 12 février 2012
Xmas tree in living room in Levinttown
This photo was taken in 1963, in Long Island. It shows a living room at Christmas time, in the background, we can see an over-decorated Christmas tree with a lot of presents. The top of the tree seems cut and the star on the right looks like a Christmas tree decoration, as if the room was too little for a so high tree. It contrasts with the empty room.
If I was inside the photo, I would run and open all the presents but I would feel worried because there is no one.
Diane Arbus is a real artist, she manages to take pictures on which people looks unprepared and try to hide what they really are.
If you can, go there to see this exhibition, it's disturbing but fascinating!