The Parisian gallery Eric Dupont presents Le Point Aveugle, Jacqueline Salmon‘s latest exhibition.
Attached to the figure of Christ, the perizonium is a veil of modesty elevated to the rank of a relic. Its imagery has been codified by theology, influenced by civil fashion or invented from scratch by artists, who have delivered endless variations on the way of draping it. It is therefore a formidable marker of the evolution of Western mentalities with regard to the representation of the Christic body, both human and divine. However, it constitutes a “blind spot” in the history of art, a non-subject compared to other motifs of the Passion. By creating dizzying documentation on the perizonium, thanks to camerawork and the collection of images classified by type of drapery, Jacqueline Salmon crosses ten centuries of painting, sculpture, drawing and engraving, letting herself be guided by her own gaze. . She makes framing and composition her main tool of analysis and gives a new status to the photography of works of art, considered no longer as a tool of reproduction, but as a medium of interpretation.
Jacqueline Salmon : Le Point Aveugle
April 27 – June 5, 2023
Galerie Eric Dupont
138 Rue du Temple
75003 Paris, France