Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob)

Another postcard on my wall.





“Gender ambiguity was central to the recently rediscovered work of Claude Cahun. Born Lucie Schwob, she adopted the more androgynous sounding name Claude Cahun and lived in Paris as part of an openly lesbian couple. She moved in surrealist circles, but never actively promoted herself as either writer or artist: her photographs, for example, were not exhibited in her lifetime. However, shaving her hair off, or wearing various disguises, Cahun used her self-portrait photographs to suggest that all forms of self-representation involved an element of masquerade.” via [Tate Modern]

Leave a comment

Filed under art, everything, fine art, photography, photojournalism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s