Grip


"Naked before God" depicts a penis, but this shot depicts the phallus—the Saint is in deep meditation, tapping into divine power, oblivious of the presence of the Countess (until she pounces). The use of the definite article vs the indefinite article is crucial, as it marks the movement from desire to drive; force to power.

Partial drives: Oral (Lips)—>Breast (demand) “to suck”
Scopic (Eyes)—>Gaze (desire) “to see”
Invocatory (Ears)—>Voice (desire) “to hear”

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PHOTOGRAPH NFS
Price£0.00
Dimensions7.17 x 13.31 x 1
H x W x D (in)
Creation DateAugust 1995
Subject
Religious
Style
Expressionism
Medium
Photography Film
Substrate
Paper