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Angelika Rinnhofer

Menschenkunde VII by Angelika Rinnhofer

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Light Work ( Syracuse, NY)
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  • Artwork Info
  • About the Artist
  • Light Work Fine Print Program
  • 2005
    Archival inkjet print
    Signed by artist, au verso
    Edition of 50
    Unframed

  • Angelika Rinnhofer describes her series Menschenkunde as portraits that combine facts, beauty, and irony in a Renaissance-style. Her work is inspired by Albrecht Durer and Michelangelo, Mannerism and the Renaissance. The portraits in her Menschenkunde series pose their subjects in bygone costumes, in postures, lighting, and composition inspired by the Old Masters, but with a unique and more contemporary mindset. While the Old Masters used portraits to depict the status and importance of their subjects, Rinnhofer’s images capture figures she has created, with no story and indication of their significance or rank. This inspires the viewers to create their own stories.

  • Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support to artists working in photography and related media through residencies, publications, exhibitions, and a community-access lab facility. Light Work's Fine Print Program, featuring exclusive signed prints by acclaimed photographers, represents an excellent way to further your personal art collection while supporting Light Work’s mission of offering opportunities to emerging and under-recognized artists.