22,3 x 29,6 x 4 cm (8 3/4 x 11 5/8 x 1 1/2 in.)
verso signed and numbered 2/5 edition of 5
Masuyama, who also recreated works by Caspar David Friedrich and Dutch old masters, brings historical, major art works back into our focus using modern techniques, and impressively demonstrates the artistic possibilities of modern photography. In a time in which the influence of Man causes the destruction of nature, Masuyama shows us its beauty, just as J. M. William Turner did 200 years earlier. But his backlit pictures are not mere photographic reproductions of paintings or watercolours by Turner, but conceptual interpretations. Turner created numerous sketches while travelling. Masuyama followed these travels and instead of the preparatory sketches, which Turner created and later used for his paintings, Masuyama took hundreds of photographs and assembled the pictures from these.