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Pedro Meyer

The Temptation of the Angel, La Mixteca, Oaxaca, Mexico

(Madrid, Spain, 1935 - )

1991 (printed 2008)

Digital pigment print

25 3/8 x 38 in. (64.5 x 96.5 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of the artist and the Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions

2008.33

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This image contains digital manipulations that are obvious and others that are invisible. It is composed of two separate photographs: one of the elderly woman, who was showing Meyer how to light a traditional Mexican steam bath, and one containing everything else. The photographer deleted distracting elements, such as Pepsi logos, and threw everything slightly out of focus except the two main figures. β€œI thought that it would be like bringing temptation to the angel,” Meyer says, β€œto have [the woman] walking across this chessboard . . . this threatening figure . . . with burning branches.”

Keywords
RELIGION
Photography
Mexico
Angels
Children
Costume