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James Welling: The Earth, The Temple, and The Gods

Marian Goodman Gallery Online / Paris / Art

Photographer James Welling says, “In ‘The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods’ I am hoping to restore the spirit of the ancient world to a selection of material fragments.” Photographing relics from antiquity—Greek and Roman torsos, drapery and sculptural decorations—Welling, a master of color manipulation, heightens the images by applying colors that seem unnatural in the context. “My hope is that these colors seep into the ancient stone and take on a life of their own.” —E.C.

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