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Karen KNORR (née en 1954) - Diane - 2007 - Tirage en couleurs, 120 x 150 cm - Inv. 008 24

Diana

Karen KNORR

Museums and heritage sites appear recurrently in Karen Knorr's photographic work. For this German artist, populating museum halls with naturalized animals or naked women contributes to questioning the status and vocation of European cultural heritage. This conquest of art by the living is fictional: Karen Knorr's digital collages allow her fantasies to become reality. With Diana, the image of the goddess of the hunt - dear to the ancients - is updated. Placed standing next to the naturalized deer of the Museum of Hunting and Nature, this naked woman embodies the mythological figure.

Stripped of her traditional attributes (bow, dog...), she wants to evoke the first prehistoric hunts. Her naked body reminds us of the legend of Actaeon, a young hunter transformed into a stag after he surprised Diana in the bath. Provocative and offbeat, this woman-animal duo reveals the importance of sexuality in literature and art history. Beyond being a testimony of the feminism defended by Karen Knorr, this proposal illustrates the sensual and committed universe of the photographer.

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Karen KNORR (née en 1954) - Diane - 2007 - Tirage en couleurs, 120 x 150 cm - Inv. 008 24