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Under Water Abstractions

Under Water & Swimming Pool - Abstractions.

I like art that can be used to create new artworks. One artwork with splendid possibilities to create new abstractions is the Swimming Pool of Leandro Erlich in Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar near The Hague.
I used pictures of the Swimming Pool from an earlier visit to the museum in previous posts twice.
2017-03-09 - Swimming Pool
2017-03-16 - Under Water

Even without a swimming suit you can experience here a dive under water without becoming wet.
A real splendid possibility that inspired me without special waterproof camera to create three more or less abstract triptychs. The main picture as well as the two workshops are compilations of three different pictures. I took all pictures from the same position at the edge of the swimming pool.

■ Main picture: ◙ Hat and Heads
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Look into the Camera
■ Workshop 2: ◙ The Body Guards

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is known for installations that seem to defy the basic laws of physics and befuddle the viewer, who is introduced into jarring environments that momentarily threaten a sense of balance or space.
One of his most well-known and critically acclaimed pieces is “Swimming Pool”. Erlich has constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When seen from the deck, the pool appears to be filled with deep, shimmering water. In fact, a layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter. The work sets up an unfolding sequence of experiences—we view the pool through the glass wall enclosing the courtyard; from the deck, looking down into the pool; and from the interior of the pool, looking up. The Swimming Pool might hence be considered a place where, slowly, with time, different perspectives and perceptions of self and others all come to intersect. (website MOMA)

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