Dianne Blell - Lovers' Quarrel
Dianne Blell
Lovers' Quarrel
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 27 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Lovers' First Glance
Dianne Blell
Lovers' First Glance
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 27 Inches, image Size 24 x 18 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Elopement
Dianne Blell
Elopement
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 27 Inches, image Size 24 x 18 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Tattooing the Beloved
Dianne Blell
Tattooing the Beloved
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 27 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Lovers in a Stormy Night
Dianne Blell
Lovers in a Stormy Night
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
44 x 55 Inches, Image Size 36 x 48
Signed, titled, dated and # 4/7 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Selling of Cupid
Dianne Blell
Selling of Cupid
Cibachrome Photograph
1984
16 X 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/15 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Beauty
Dianne Blell
Beauty
Cibachrome Photograph
1985
16 X 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/15 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Work Interrupted
Dianne Blell
Work Interrupted
Cibachrome Photograph
1985
16 x 20 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/15 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Preparing for the Beloved
Dianne Blell
Preparing for the Beloved
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 27 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Cupid & Psyche
Dianne Blell
Cupid & Psyche
Cibachrome Photograph
1985
16 x 20 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 4/15 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Anticipation
Dianne Blell
Anticipation
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
55 x 44 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 5/7 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Floating to Her Fate
Dianne Blell
Floating to Her Fate
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
55 x 44 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Courting the Beloved
Dianne Blell
Courting the Beloved
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 26 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Teasing the Bathers
Dianne Blell
Teasing the Bathers
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
32 x 44 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 4/8 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Consuming the Flames
Dianne Blell
Consuming the Flames
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
19 x 13 Inches
Signed, titled and dated on verso. Available # 1/10
Dianne Blell - The Lovers
Dianne Blell
The Lovers
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
19 x 13 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Braving the Stormy Night to Meet Her Lover
Dianne Blell
Braving the Stormy Night to Meet Her Lover
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
19 x 13 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso.
Dianne Blell - The Lovers (Detail)
Dianne Blell
The Lovers (Detail)
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 2000-2007
19 x 13 Inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.
Dianne Blell - Certainty in the Land of Enigmas
Dianne Blell
Certainty in the Land of Enigmas, The Circus Animals Desertion Series
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 1988-1990, Printed 2012
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 9) on verso.

Dianne Blell - Foliage of Arrested Peace
Dianne Blell
Foliage of Arrested Peace, The Circus Animals Desertion Series
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 1988-1990, Printed 2012
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 9) on verso.

Dianne Blell - Stratagems of the Spirit
Dianne Blell
Stratagems of the Spirit, The Circus Animals Desertion Series
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 1988-1990, Printed 2012
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 9) on verso.

Dianne Blell - The View Beyond
Dianne Blell
The View Beyond, The Circus Animals Desertion Series
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 1988-1990, Printed 2012
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 9) on verso.

Dianne Blell - Lovers' Quarrel - TB
Dianne Blell - Lovers' First Glance - TB
Dianne Blell - Elopement - TB
Dianne Blell - Tattooing the Beloved - TB
Dianne Blell - Lovers in a Stormy Night - TB
Dianne Blell - Selling of Cupid - TB
Dianne Blell - Beauty - TB
Dianne Blell - Work Interrupted - TB
Dianne Blell - Preparing for the Beloved - TB
Dianne Blell - Cupid & Psyche - TB
Dianne Blell - Anticipation - TB
Dianne Blell - Floating to Her Fate - TB
Dianne Blell - Courting the Beloved - TB
Dianne Blell - Teasing the Bathers - TB
Dianne Blell - Consuming the Flames - TB
Dianne Blell - The Lovers - TB
Dianne Blell - Braving the Stormy Night to Meet Her Lover - TB
Dianne Blell - The Lovers (Detail) - TB
Dianne Blell - Certainty in the Land of Enigmas - TB
Dianne Blell - Foliage of Arrested Peace - TB
Dianne Blell - Stratagems of the Spirit - TB
Dianne Blell - The View Beyond - TB

Dianne Blell is a New York based photographer specializing in mythology and subjective reality photography. She received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been exhibiting her work since the 1970s. She has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and several other awards.

Blell’s work concerns stories of love, relationships, and intimacy, more specifically the compelling forces of yearning, desire, and the romantic pursuit of “ideal” love. Her most recent series, Desire for the Intimate Deity, investigates the universality of the idealized stages of courtship in the socio-ethnic and religious based mythology of Hindu folklore. She uses Rada and Krishna as her central characters, whom, in the pursuit of love, represent mythological archetypes of the human condition. Blell’s narratives also portray the lovers’ search for the ideal union with the divine. They are consciously styled after Moghul miniature paintings, and the models and locations are familiar to those who know traditional Indian paintings.

Blell’s photographic narratives are produced, designed, painted, and constructed in the studio. She paints the sets, costumes the models, and builds the stages. The background sets and the subjects are photographed separately in large format 4x5 film and then elaborately assembled on her desktop into final compositions. The series of Rada and Krishna stories has been a project that has taken ten years to realize.

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