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n.1.A process in which, by means of a number of photographs simultaneously taken from different points of view on the same level, rough models of the figure or bust of a person or animal may be made with great expedition.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In villiers de L'Isle-Adam's L'Eve future (1886), the model is replaced by an android simulacrum composed by referring to a photograph or photosculpture, The "solution" to the "problem" of the female nude (as Edouard Daelen writes in La Moralite du nu (1905)) is found in photographic reviews, for modern photography "combines, in a paradox worthy of modernity, the aesthetic pretensions of painting (including use of the model) and the consumer-oriented demands of industrial capitalism (including its demand for images of women)" (237).
It was after these shows that Centre Pompidou in Paris purchased the Photosculptures series, and other important museums became interested in her work.
That year, Szapocznikow produced her Fotorzezby (Photosculptures), a series of enlarged black-and-white photographs of gnawed-on chewing gum, misbegotten and pocked with teeth marks, as disturbing in its way as anything she'd done with polyester or polyurethane.
She calls her pieces photosculptures and viewers will have fun looking at what she has created and using their imagination to see different shapes and forms in what are basically abstract works with the chews gum attached to wooden or concrete supports.
At Documenta 12, Szapocznikow was represented by her Photosculptures of 1971 (Fig.
Photosculptures, 1971 (previously shown at 2007's Documenta), consisted of twenty black-and-white photographs demonstrating the ways such simple acts as gum-chewing can leave strangely touching traces of human physicality.