Putting painting in the picture (photographically)

Joanna Lowry

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It seems to be the case that when photography and painting become entangled, one becoming both a copy and a commentary upon the other, then a series of complex discursive issues get put into play. The photograph always seems to be in excess of the painting, engaging with it performatively, whilst painting is posed in these forms of contemporary practice, not as a single point of reference, to be mimicked or copied, but as a discursive presence troubling the security of the photographic image, producing a differentiated space of representation that opens up a more complex articulation of the way in which photography intersects with the field of the visible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-227
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Visual art Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • photography and painting
  • allegory
  • performativity
  • mimesis
  • the frame
  • Thomas Struth
  • Melanie Manchot
  • Andreas Gursky


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