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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