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  • >Vivian Maier Tribute, Part IV: The Interview

    May 28th, 2010 · 10:45 am  →  Blog

    > Interview with John Maloof, Excavator of the Vivian Maier Treasure Trove [All images marked http://www.johnmaloof.com/ are photographic works by John Maloof;final image marked http://www.davidschalliol.com/photography/4 is a photograph taken by David Schalliol; all other images are photographs taken by Vivian Maier, from http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/.] Jessica Savitz: Do you believe it was your fate to find theRead the Rest…

    >Alphonse Leon Quizet’s Paintings in Montmartre

    May 25th, 2010 · 11:16 am  →  Blog

    > Alphonse Quizet was a pioneer to Modernism and an active member of the School of Montmartre. This group of artists wasn’t an official school that exhibited together, but they learned from one another. In the early 20th century, Montmartre, France was the epicenter of the art world, and living there enabled Quizet to createRead the Rest…

    >Vivian Maier Tribute, Part III

    May 21st, 2010 · 3:10 pm  →  Blog

    > [1] INNER-ENVIRONS OF THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Susan Sontag relates the shifts in perception concerning the role of the photographer in the early part of the 20th century, stating, “By the 1920s the photographer had become a modern hero, like the aviator and the anthropologist—without necessarily having to leave home.”[2] Yet the street photographer ofRead the Rest…

    >Jules Herve’s French Impressionism

    May 18th, 2010 · 11:20 am  →  Blog

    >Jules Herve was a French artist who simply wanted people to see beauty in the world through his perspective. He wasn’t an artist who used his paintings to promote an ideology or conception. The most important aspect to Herve was to merely create an aesthetically beautiful work of art. Herve’s use of color, subject matter,Read the Rest…

    >Vivian Maier Tribute, Part II

    May 14th, 2010 · 9:58 am  →  Blog

    > “LIFE IN THE QUICK” There is a register of simple beauty and jubilation in many of the photographs of Vivian Maier—a woman’s head flung back in all-consuming laughter [1]; two gentlemen in bow ties head towards a light flirtation with a pretty lady near a cigar stand; two older twin ladies turn away fromRead the Rest…

    >Milne Ramsey: From Realism to Impressionism, Lobsters to Landscapes…

    May 11th, 2010 · 9:16 am  →  Blog

    > Milne Ramsey was an American artist who surrounded himself with master teachers and other well known artists. Many of these people revolted against French academic art and its strict rules. He was able to learn from these experiences to develop his own style and technique. Ramsey’s still life paintings were primarily done in aRead the Rest…

    >Vivian Maier Tribute, Part I

    May 7th, 2010 · 12:46 pm  →  Blog

    >Street photographers, near‐mystics or mystical scientists, encounter large bodies of data on the busy life of the street and quickly divine the gems, recording the evocative patterns, harmonies, dissonance and stark bones of plot that emerge; quoting Robert Adams, “The photographer hopes, in brief, to discover a tension so exact that it is peace.”1 ThisRead the Rest…

    >Hans Hofmann’s Role in Abstract Expressionism

    May 5th, 2010 · 11:44 am  →  Blog

    >Hans Hofmann did much to progress the arts in the United States, teaching generations of American artists and heavily aiding in the development of Abstract Expressionism. A transplant from his native Germany, Hofmann traveled to the United States as a mature artist and brought with him a deep understanding of the European Avant-Garde that heRead the Rest…