Daniel Hoflund

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred” | 2009 | Archival Pigment Print on Paper |127×96,5cm

Scene from “Manfred”, 2009

»Scene from Manfred« is a series of abstract photos, recalling the dramatic and hallucinatory poem by Lord Byron. The motifs of the nebulous images are close-ups of the painting »Scene from ’Manfred’« (1833), made by the romantic painter Thomas Cole, who adapted and illustrated Byron’s poetry. Hoflund continues this poetical and historical association through an adaptation of Cole’s »Scene from ’Manfred’«. The hazy and abstract images of the seven spirits is not only an interpretation of the scene from Manfred (poem by Byron), it is also the »Scene from ’Manfred’« (painting by Thomas Cole).