Решил убить двух зайцев: воспользоваться обширной программой и заодно составить собственное мнение о ежегодной культурной акции “ночь в музее”, которую почему-то с завидным постоянством искажают до “ночи музеев”.
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courtesy of Bill_Cross

This was the era of gentlemanly amateurism; men of privilege spent as much study and effort on their recreation as they did on professions. … The camera at that time was still widely considered mainly as a fairly useful tool; photography was often thought of as a science closely related to chemistry. Although some artists used photographs as a basis for painting…especially portraitists, who found it more convenient to work from a photograph than from a live model…photography was generally considered too impersonal and mechanical to be regarded as an actual art form. Only a few photographers, Oscar G. Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson for example, were attempting to use photography to create art. For the most part, they created very formally posed tableaux that imitated the classic styles of painting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Gustave_Rejlander

http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/articles/photos/Rejlander/Rejlander3.htm
http://www.rleggat.com/photohistory/history/rejlande.htm
http://www.photogravure.com/collection/searchResults.php?page=1&artist=Rejlander,%20Oscar%20G.
http://www.geh.org/fm/rejlander/htmlsrc2/rejlander_sld00001.html

Фэшн фотограф, известен своими работами для Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo и Celine.
На выставку в Москве я не успел, поэтому делаю для себя электронную ретроспективу.


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Thanks to my new employer =) I had a chance to stay in London for over a week. Taking this I managed to get an overview of virtually every attraction in the central London. At the beginning as everyone else I was impressed by the city. But days passing by my feelings got gradually diminished. And there are a number of reasons for that:

  • famous London quality of life has it’s base in huge money spendings. It’s no surprise that, for example, a food is so healthy: you get a small bottle of freshly sqeezed juice for roughly 100 rubbles. Meaning it’s healthy but expensive!!!
  • allmost all the commodity shops close precisely at 19:00. This is terribly frustrating! I managed to go to shopping only on the weekend.
  • streets are clean but taxes are as high as skyscrapers
  • London shopping is fabulous. But it’s fabulous as long as you don’t notice that half of the stores are either English brands or owned by British businesses. Also London is very restrictive to other fashion capitals where Paris is a good example – you’ll never find a Lancel bag in there.

Allright, no more pain in the back. Let’s have a short trip to London streets…
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Менины (1987)

 

Завораживают меня работы этого фотографа.
(следует сразу заметить, что они для подготовленного зрителя – незашоренного и с крепкой нервной системой)
Хотя фотографом его можно назвать только из-за используемой техники.
Все остальное характеризует скорее работу живописца.
Кстати, в России он почему-то крайне мало известен. Единственное упоминание – это мааааленькая книжка издательства Thames & Hudson, которую можно встретить в московских книжных бутиках по цене от 500 рублей и выше. Да и чего греха таить, я и сам узнал о нем именно из этого альбома.

В Интернете огромное множество статей о нем и примеров работ, причем порой попадаются в весьма хорошем качестве. Мои наработки приведены в самом конце поста, а ниже представляю вам небольшой фильм, который можно порекомендовать как введение в его творчество.

 


Vile Bodies (1)
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Vile Bodies (2)
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http://drugie.here.ru/achtung/witkin.htm
http://www.photoweb.ru/prophoto/biblioteka/Photograph/Witkin/1.htm
http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/witkin2/
http://www.correnticalde.com/joelpeterwitkin/Witkin_02.shtml
http://www.art-forum.org/z_Witkin/gallery.htm
http://www.edelmangallery.com/witkin.htm
http://supervert.com/essays/art/joelpeter_witkin