You could have seen here a sequence of images by Anna Und Bernhard Blume…but now you can´t anymore,
I was asked by BILDKUNST.DE
to delete the images by
(these were the names spelled out)
and every other artist represented by them or to pay a fee for publishing their images.
They represent around 126 000 artists from around the world.
I am working on this blog for my fun,
and for the enjoyment of people interested in photography and art.
There is no income generated whatsoever by this site for me.
Many of the images I use here are floating all over the net,
other images I scanned to upload them to my blog.
To share them, to enrich the world with the work of artists I do admire.
No, my blog is not important.
But it is part of what I would call our common wealth.
I don´t think that I am the source of income losses for the artist,
or anybody else.
Art as part of everyday life,
art easily accessible by everybody without barriers and fees,
art as part of the free flow of thoughts and
But not in the case of artist represented by Bild-Kunst.
Actually, for me the first image of this sequence would suffice. A hint of the “petit bourgeois” furnishing. It could have been this way in Germany, maybe it still is. The man, here called: “son”, he is sitting behind a woman, called ”mother”. Their upper bodies out of focus, because just moving.
Is it an undesired embrace?
The aged boy, has he given bang on the back of his mother’s head?
A strangely, almost violently charged atmosphere between the two.
The title: “Oedipal complications?” suggest that my interpretation of the image is not too far fetched.
Mother and son: eventually they had fun together.
He acted out his fantasy, and she didn’t have to feel offended.
It was just a game.
All images: Anna & Bernhard Blume.
From: Oedipal complications? (1977/1978)
Trying to fly
5-part sequence, each 126 x200cm
An informative article about Anna and Bernhard J. Blume you’ll find here.