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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders PDA Photos - Exposed as Frauds - Part 1/3

I am following the groundbreaking painter Mark Tansey's article on painting before I even knew who Tansey was.
" What we have is a dialogue where the critique of one representation is by another. Art discourse is the clash of representations."
I am critiquing the faked pictures (since they are faked we can regard them as an attempt at art) through the representations of a different painting, in this case Manet's Dejeuner: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/T/tansey.html  

You see one painting through another painting which gives a deeper meaning to both of them. This is post modern thinking. 

US Weekly has cropped the original images so please link for the best we have available from pop sugar. The five images below were taken by a cyber-sleuth, Lynnette-Perkes, a portrait painter, at the site. Almost every viewer has remarked that something is OFF in these images. But what is it? I am reading them through Foucault's reading of Manet's Great Paintings, 
as if they were paintings
about light
#3 pop sugar
If you go to pop sugar # 3 you will see this image uncropped all the way to their feet. The sun is at the back of the woman, lighting up her hair which seems caught by a breeze making a halo around her head, the brightly lit tendrils floating in the air. The light softly etches down her right arm flexed at the elbow, her hand on her waist. A slight line of light slides down her hip and then we see a line of light at her ankle as her left leg is flexed and crossed over her right, her foot pointing down and there is a small point of shadow at her toe.

The light draws a sharp line down the profile of the man, and at his mid arm where it delineates his arm from the woman's hair. Only at his instep and heel do we see the line of light again.

The two figures are in shadow. The darker shadows are at their feet and at the right elbow of the man on the white top of the fence. All these shadows are feathery as if they are the shadows of the leaves above.
# 17 pop sugar
The oblique light now draws softly down the lower part of the man's head, falling softly on his shoulders, then down his back and left leg to etch his leg and delineate it from the sunlit background. 
The feathery shadow by the man's right hand on the top of the white fence is the same as the shadow in the above image where the man is close to the fence. Now the woman is flush against it facing away from the man as he presses close into her back. 

The top of the fence is bright white from the sunlight hitting it directly, perpendicular at right angles to the top of the fence. 

We see then two sources of light. One source coming from behind the figures and one source cutting directly in front of them falling full on the top of the fence. If you go down to the images taken a few weeks ago at this site, the fence appears like unpainted gray, weathered wood in shadow. If you look at the 2nd image below (and please go to Gossip Cop for this commenter's own pictures as they are quite large and detailed and untouched.) The garage door to the right is the same weathered wood as the fence and is quite gray in this image. If you go to the 5th image you will see that the sun has changed position (or rather our earth) and is hitting the garage door in full sunlight and has bleached it white. 

What is disconcerting about this picture is that there are two sources of light. 

But we know that there are NOT 2 suns in the sky. 
Clearly something is OFF and the two suns in the sky has been what has confused people without their being aware of it. 
# 55 pop sugar

Manet - Le Dejeuner - below

The picture is split in two by the line of grass. ....you have a lighting which is a traditional lighting with a light source coming from above, from the left, which sweeps the scene, which illuminates this large meadow from the bottom, which strikes the back of the woman, which models her face...and this light comes to an end here on two clear bushes...You have, therefore, a triangular lighting which sweeps the woman's body and models her face: traditional lighting, classical lighting which leaves the relief and which is constituted by an interior light. 

Luncheon On the Grass (Le Dejeuner) Manet 1863

Now, if you take the figures in front, what characterizes them is the fact that they are lit by a completely different lighting which is frontal and perpendicular, which strikes, as you see, the woman and this entirely nude body, which strikes it from directly opposite: you see that there is absolutely no relief, no modeling. The woman's body is a sort of enamel as in Japanese painting. The lighting comes only brutally and from opposite. 
...the two dark jackets of these two men, are the culminating and end points of this frontal lighting, just as the two bushes here were the dazzling and culminating points of the interior lighting: an exterior lighting blocked by the bodies of two men and an interior lighting repeated by the two bushes. 

These two systems of representation, or rather these two systems of manifesting light inside a picture, are juxtaposed here in this very canvas, are in a juxtaposition which gives this picture its slightly discordant character, its internal heterogeneity; an internal heterogeneity which Manet tried in a way to reduce or perhaps rather to underline - I don't know - by this hand ....which is in the middle of the picture. (Manet And The Object of Painting - Michel Foucault pp.60-62)

Le Dejeuner produced a great scandal in the Paris art world.
Top image in shadow - link for wide-screen viewing
The unpainted fence is gray, weathered, unpainted wood.
2nd Image from Top
The fence and the garage door to the right are the same gray, weathered, unpainted wood.
3rd Image From Top
Again the fence in shadow
4th Image From Top
A car at the entrance to this cul de sac road. Note the foliage here. And do link to the very large pictures where a commenter did the work that Gossip Cop pretends to do. Her name is Lynnette, she is 5' 4" just 1 " taller than Kristen Stewart, and she is a professional portrait painter, and is the figure standing by the fence to indicate her size relative to the height of the fence. 
See her web page - many of her portraits are there and she lives in San Diego CA.

5th Image From Top
The sun now falls obliquely but strongly enough to bleach the garage door in the above 2nd image.

Please stay with me as I am next going to go into an extensive analysis of the photo shopping in everyone of these photographs by the fence, in order to leave you with no excuse to damn 
Kristen Stewart for "cheating".
Because we all know that there are NOT 2 suns in the sky.

Now for the photoshopping part of the expose!

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