Gursky’s enormous photographs were praised by the Danish media.
For me photography is not art.
Although I found the Gursky photographs to be clever and interesting, I didn’t feel the same rush of excitement that I feel when viewing a Picasso, a Klimt or a Van Gogh. I missed that rush.
Gursky manages to present ordinary scenes and situations from life in an arresting manner. One is captivated with awe and wonder – not so much about the subject matter but more about his technique.
That being said, I am pleased that I went along to catch this exhibition. This is clearly an artist who has honed his craft and that is to be admired – especially in a day and age when a lot of modern artists try to grab our attention by playing the provocative card.
So if the works of Andreas Gursky ever come to your town do go along to see them, they will leave you wondering and pondering about something or another …
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