In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger (German "double walker") is a paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune. In modern vernacular, the word has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person. The word also is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. Doppelgängers often are perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and are regarded by some to be harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death.
Maria Callas, (born in New York) was an opera singer, a soprano whose dramatic public life at times over shadowed her musical gift. She was described by Leonard Bernstein as the 'Bible of the Opera'.
'The Dopelganger of Maria Callas' depicts the opera singer with two heads and a fragmented face, forming a cubist Picasso style portrait. The image takes the form of a collage which has been photocopied divided into squares, before being assembled. The work is then turned into a photograph, where the process of cutting and dividing is again repeated.
December 28, 2011
December 30, 2011
collage, cubism, opera, surrealism, Photomontage, Maria Calas