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Max Dupain (1911-1992): Australian Men on the Beach
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laconic, photographs, sexually, body, natural, Suren, race, fitness, perfection, internalized, beads, military, subjective, Sunlight, vitalistic, Newport, Cezanne, 1937, disorienting, bather, gymnasium, series, First, peak, revitalization, model, classical, Australiian, moral, Bergson
in Dupain's photographs of bathers, he shares interests with               's Bather
for his painting The Bather, Cezanne used                        to explore how a body moves through space
it's a study of the placement of the body and its placement in the                world
both returned often to the              as the subject of their art
         The Sunbaker
an athletic man lying on the beach
fresh from the surf with            of water on his back
a monumental muscular form
he solemnly claims his place in the environment
he's almost hovering in this spatially                          photograph
the sand and sky seem to merge
this man has become part of the environment in which he is placed
following the great loss of life of the            World War, there was an interest in Australia as far away and elsewhere
the theme of                              was prominent
exploration of          culture
photography was able to reveal                  differentiated energies
Dupain focused on the body as a symbol of                     
the Sunbaker is part of a              that he produced
men and women sunbathing on the beach, sometimes naked
identified them with the revitalizing forces
vitalism
developed by French philosopher, Henri               
source of inspiration for Dupain
underpinned the health and                movement
Dupain was attracted to the                      writings of Bergson
Dupain was also influenced by D.H. Lawrence and Nietzsche
focus
the degenerative effects of modernity
modern men and women should reconnect to the what they believed to be life forces
emphasis on the intuitive and                     
therefore of interest to many artists
a return to the                    world of the Greeks and Romans
Sunbaker and series
celebrates the power of sunlight
Man and                  (1927)
Hans           
weather-hardened men, bronzed with sun and strong as steel
everyone should partake in what he termed active hygienics to benefit          and humanity
referred to antiquity as a period when humanity was physically at its         
Sunbaker is a model of good health in the classical mold
also photos of life savers which had                  overtones
themes of nationalism, sport and masculinity
looked to the past invoking the fine muscularity of Greeks and Romans
proposed as a            for contemporary men and women
Dupain's views were formed during years at his father's                   
his father George Dupain was a member of the vitalist movement in Australia
models were often members of his father's gymnasium
upstanding
symbols of            virtue
taps into powerful memories to give weight to his photographs
1952 Exposure:                Baths
man leaving pool at one of Sydney's most beloved surf beaches
warm weather
embodies a lanky,                masculinity
believed to idealize what it meant to be                       
clearly relates to Dupain's interest in antiquity
a study of how the body is placed in space
caught at a certain moment while the subject's thoughts are                         
the viewer avoids his gaze, as with Cezanne's Bather
the subject's focus is inward
their concern is for themselves
shows a naturalized masculinity
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