a very peculiar case, indeed…

31 12 2014

a very peculiar case, indeed..by David Halliday

remember, on the Spartan Calendar, this is year 2

Jaromir Funke

31 12 2014

Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) was a pioneer of modern photography. In 1922, he set out on the road to abstraction, ultimately developing a school of his own: “Photogenism.” He responded to the inspiration of Cubism and also made exemplary works in the styles of New Objectivity and Constructivism. In the Twenties, he became one of the first photographers to accept Poetism and Surrealism. With the exception of Jaroslav Rössler, Funke was the only important Czechoslovak photographer to grasp the international context of avant-garde photography, painting, and sculpture.

Even a bottle of wine looks like the Gestapo. Suspicion and paranoia seem to whisper in every photo. (Or perhaps I am reading into his photographs because he worked before and during WW2.

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a long weekend in the Twilight Zone…

31 12 2014

a long weekend in the Twilight Zoneby David Halliday

my long time and close buddy Victor Genova enjoys another starring role in one of pieces.

Frantisek Drtikol

31 12 2014

Drtikol was a Czech artist/photographer. Who focused on the nude. The female. Not considered an odd obsession, I find his multiple twisting of the female form an attempt at some kind of resignation. Perhaps he sees her as an iconic figure. They are certainly arresting figures. (Groucho Marx remark here.) I would like to know how someone who has no knowledge or exposure to Christian art and symbolism would relate to these pics. Humorous perhaps. Or macabre.

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Victor Rodriguez

30 12 2014

Hyper realism is like watching a high wire act. How are they going to make something more interesting than a mere photograph?

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We’ll always have Paris

30 12 2014

We'll always have Paris..by David Halliday

The Spice Route

30 12 2014

The Spice Routeby David Halliday

Jean Hazera

29 12 2014

Jean Hazera His work is exciting. Brimming over the top with colour and metaphor. I wish I could see more of the detail. Or have these paintings like a billboard in front of me.

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Kate Domina

29 12 2014

They all have the same vacant stare. Like Vikings. Before the battle. At sea. Looking for land. And they all have oversized heads. Like Stewy. And me. And for reasons that are inexplicable I find them entreating. Suggestive of things to come. Isn’t that what adolescence is all about? Kate Domina.

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Claude Cahun

29 12 2014

She was not. Her real name was Lucy Schwob. And her and her companion, Marcel Moore, would have been considered odd in any company. But in the middle of a war. In Nazi occupied territory. Condemned to death. They were both fearless. Courageous or mad. There’s is a story that you have to follow to believe.

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