Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Image of the Day

Strude #17, 2008 (Chromogenic Print, 23" x 23"), by Danish artist Trine Søndergaard – from her show Strude, on view at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York through June 26.
The strude is the name of the mask-like garment that was worn by women on the Danish island of Fanø to cover their faces from the wind, sun and sand. This style of dress, now considered a traditional costume, is worn only for an annual fête day. For three years, Søndergaard visited the island for this celebration and photographed the women by a window in a small attic as they dressed for the festivities, focusing on the strude headdress.
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