to me, this is a perfect use of tumblr- take a deep catalog that’s already pretty tight, then pull at random regularly. unfortunately i must be alone in this because tons of the posts from this blog are OMF (Only My Fav). oh well!
The Destroyed Room is Jeff Wall’s take on Eugene Delacroix’s oil painting in 1827, The Death of Sardanapalus.” Jeff Wall reflected the same color palette of red tones to further accentuate the frenzied aftermath of the destroyed room as the bloody scene represented in Delacroix’s painting. In addition to this, the same use of diagnols is created through the tears across the matress, support beams, etc. The story behind Eugene Delacroix’s is quite a violent one. An estranged king has ordered that all of his possesionss, including everything from his horses to his wives, be killed in order for him to outlast them all. Jeff Wall has taken this storyline and made his own interpretation through a modern scene appears to have been left in shambles after a very heated argument. Thus, both artists have portrayed a sense of “publicized privacy.”