Eclair Ziping Liu
Hands in the Gallery
When I visited the National Portrait Gallery I noticed that hand gestures and hand-held objects are important in many portrait oil paintings. I took pictures of these hand gestures in oil paintings and made a collection. These photographs of the hands reflect the social environment, people’s living habits at their times, and the identity of the person being painted. I also took a lot of photographs of people’s hands and their gestures in the gallery. When comparing these past and modern hand images there are a number of similarities and differences between them. The inheritances and changes in humankind cultural development can be found in the combined photos of these photographic collages.
Maria Ahmed • Philippa Bloomfield • Aina Maria Cantallops Cifre • Danyi Feng • Pamela Gomez • Megan Rose Goodwin • Alan Knox • Myrto Kyritsi • Weiyu Lin • Renáta Liszi • Bob Marsden • Iana Mizguina • Iris Papasava • Marta Poncelas • Lynsie Roberts • Justyna Solnica • Gisela Torres • Huiying YUE • Yifan Yang • Eclair Ziping Liu •