Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty

Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty, 1996, Edited by William A Ewing in collaboration with Marina Schinz, London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 0-500-54202-3. A good reference book with an essay on Blumenfeld’s life and the artistic movements that influenced him. Examples: Eva Penninck, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. Momie vivante, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. The Art DealerContinue reading “Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty”

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans, 2001, Edited by Jean Clair, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 0-500-28122-X. This is a good reference book to some of Cartier-Bresson’s most famous pictures taken in Europe before and after the second world war. Introduced by a short essay by Jean Clair looking critically at Cartier-Bresson’s European themes. Some examples. Pont deContinue reading “Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans”

The ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci 1503/06 – 1517

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503/07 – 1517) This portrait is now probably the most famous portrait in the world. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, he started painting this from around 1503 – 06 and is believed to have continued working on it until as late as 1517, close to his death. It isContinue reading “The ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci 1503/06 – 1517”

Mark Sealy – Conversation, ‘Afterimage: why representation matters.’

A lecture by Mark Sealy at The Fabrica Gallery in 2012 discussing the photographs and project by artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy, The Beautiful HorizonĀ (2012) which was an acclaimed project, documenting a long-term collaboration between young people living on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Referring to this project he discusses theContinue reading “Mark Sealy – Conversation, ‘Afterimage: why representation matters.’”

Martin Parr

Martin Parr, born 1952, British documentary photographer, photojournalist and collector of photo-books and boring postcards. The Last Resort 23, (1983-1986) by Martin Parr. On the beach in Nice in the south of France, (2015) by Martin Parr. Margate, Kent, (1986) by Martin Parr. Italy. Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, (from Small World) (1990) byContinue reading “Martin Parr”

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas, born 1948, American documentary photographer, best known for her photographs taken in war-torn Nicaragua and American carnival strippers. El Salvador (Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway, near Suchitoto, (1980) by Susan Meiselas Molotov Man, (1979) by Susan Meiselas. Untitled, (from Carnival Strippers) (1972-1975) bu Susan Meiselas. Untitled, (from Carnival Strippers) (1972-1975)Continue reading “Susan Meiselas”

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