The Abbess


The model posing as the Abbess appears simultaneously mousey and menacing. Her pose mirrors that struck by the Countess, but the angle of her head and the position of her arms give her an innocuous and inviting demeanour, like a doe. The raised habit exposing her bum also gives her an innocent appearance, as though she is unaware of it—which stands in relief to the Countess who is defiantly, completely naked. The introduction of the anal partial drive not only symbolises the riches of the convent, but also the riches of divine grace...

Partial drives: Oral (Lips)—>Breast (demand) “to suck”
Scopic (Eyes)—>Gaze (desire) “to see”
Anal (Anus)—>Faeces (demand) “to shit”

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PHOTOGRAPH NFS
Price£0.00
Dimensions11 x 8.5 x 1
H x W x D (in)
Creation DateAugust 1995
Subject
Portraits
Style
Expressionism
Medium
Photography Film
Substrate
Paper