|"If Mapplethorpe's salacious
reputation bothers the unintiated, I suggest buying the catalogue that the
Gallery of Photography has about this collection. There's plenty of
information in it concerning the
creative and technical expertise so
prevalent in Mapplethorpe's work."
Salvatore Iandolli, Los Angeles
|"I don't feel uplifted after
seeing this display. Confused, maybe. A little startled, I guess.
Maybe it's just too American or something.
Just not very cultured,
unless you consider the flowers but there weren't
many of them, were there?"
John Walsh, Dublin
"Intriguing. Not keen on homosexual stuff, but I can see why people are fascinated by the photos, and especially since they were forerunners."
"I think the photo of the two men embracing is
"I've seen better photographs before. These are like porn."
"hey! i'm so glad that i finally found some tasteful (although this
word's use here could be disputed) Mapplethorpe pictures on the
Internet, however, it sure would be great if they were a bit larger so
that one could see the picture better."
Susanna Marie Williams
"Thank you for presenting his work on line. I hope that you will be able to
change the images so that we can see some of his lesser known pictures."
"I thought the guy was old-fashioned because he relied on studio equipment for his work. So much of his stuff is controlled, brilliantly controlled. I personally like less contrived set-ups where the photographer has little say concerning what is going to happen."
You can view comments or
reviews of the
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective
Self Portrait |
when visiting the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
from November 1996 through January 1997.
Self Portrait | Homoerotic | Form | Classical | Comments?