Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This photograph by Shirin Neshat provides very interesting imagery. To people who can't read Arabic, the script written on the bottoms of the person's feet looks like patterns, and the flowing artistic quality of the written language just adds to the texture. This very patterned, linear texture is put in contrast with the smoothness of the rest of the picture, like the light skin and the dark clothes and the shining gun barrel. The blurred background also juxtaposes with the sharp lines of the foreground, and altogether, the result is captivating.