Phil CollinsVesna 2001

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Artwork details

Artist
Phil Collins (born 1970)
Title
Vesna
Date 2001
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper mounted onto Perspex
Dimensionssupport: 762 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art Special Purchase Fund through the Tate Foundation 2003
Reference
P78699
Not on display

Summary

This is one of a series of five portraits of young people living in Belgrade. The photographs were taken approximately eight months after the democratic revolution of 5th October 2000, when mass demonstrations in Belgrade and other Serbian cities overthrew the regime of communist leader Slobodan Milosovic (born 1941). Collins photographed individuals he knew well, focusing on close-up and sometimes partial views of their faces as they lay on grass, possibly in a park. In some images, long blades of grass partly obscure the subjects’ faces, casting dark shadows in the bright sunlight. In others, the subject is further away and appears more autonomous from the viewer… (read more)

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