Visual memory at work and play

Quite often as I wander through the recent sand photographs I’m reminded of other images seen long ago:


is eerily reminiscent of Edward Weston’s torso of Neil, and these two reference some of the same general midriffy territory:


and this one reminds me of Rodin’s Gates of Hell, in its Stanford incarnation:

bas relief of the damned

(a detail from the Stanford Museum version)
Rodin's Gates of Hell detail

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