Reflections in the rain

10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #128132 by icepics
I appreciate the comments. And am feeling somewhat speechless.

VT Hiker, I didn't actually do any toning. The puddle photos were done in the darkroom on Ilford multigrade; they did scan w/a bit more blue/cool tone than on paper.


Annie Leibovitz.

Sharon
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10 years 2 months ago #128136 by VT Hiker

icepics wrote: VT Hiker, I didn't actually do any toning. The puddle photos were done in the darkroom on Ilford multigrade; they did scan w/a bit more blue/cool tone than on paper.

A fortunate mistake. :)

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. - Walt Whitman

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #128139 by MLKstudios
VT, it's called The Happy Accident. :)

onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-of/happy-accident

Annie, and Geddes, are the only two most US citizens can name. Geddes for her calendars. Not really an artist, though some might think so. She was more of a fad that inspired many photos of kids in flower outfits -- and pea pods.

Cindy Sherman is still around. She recently sold a print (a self portrait) for $4 mil. at Sotheby's. There are a few German photographers who have made marks in the art world. Including Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, and the husband and wife team Bernd † and Hilla Becher (she's still alive), also known for industrial photography (including a series of water towers):

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Struth
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Gursky
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_and_Hilla_Becher

One of my favorites is an American (of Japanese origins) named Hiroshi Sugimoto. You've seen one of his seascapes before:

www.sugimotohiroshi.com/

That's a start anyway. Try to find some more. It isn't easy, is it?

Matthew :)

I just found this site cruising on my iPad. Can anyone tell me how his work connects to Dadaism?

www.kentrogowski.com/bears.html

Hint: The connection is similar to those linked to above.

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PS I'm working hard NOT to teach, but inspire you. You can be a famous artist too.

www.mlkstudios.com/images/99cent.jpeg
Gursky's 99¢ Store ;)

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Matthew L Kees
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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #128150 by Scotty

MLKstudios wrote: A challenge for you all. Name one famous photographer, who is still alive!

Sounds too easy, doesn't it?


It is. Peter Lik, Art Wolfe, William Neil, andrzej dragan, Dave hill.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #128152 by MLKstudios
chas, try some seascapes in the style of Sugimoto using week 2. Use your 50 with a tripod. You can have a gallery show with them.

FYI Sugimoto claims Marcel Duchamp (the Grand Dada) as his major inspiration.

Scotty, almost missed that post. You cheated. ;)

Am a fan of Dragan's portraits too. They're all good. More commercial in style.

What do you think of 99¢? It sold for $3.3 mil:

www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/inspiration/...rskys-99-cent-036786

An article on Gursky and his work:

whitehotmagazine.com/articles/andreas-gu...ver-art-gallery/1893

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10 years 2 months ago #128566 by icepics
Boy it's been a long time since art history class... (I majored in special ed. but took every elective in art that I could!) Dadaism seems to throw a big monkey wrench into reality. Or in the case of the teddy bears, turns it inside out.

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #128594 by MLKstudios
The bears (and the work linked to above) are a part of the "found art" tradition of Dadaism. Dadaists were anti-war (and hence anti-German). They often made machines out of found objects that accomplished NOTHING. They clattered and clanged, and were a lot of fun to watch, but no tanks or bombs came out the other end. It was using technology for it's own sake and NOT for the advancement of troops.

Of course, the Swiss were neutral, and spoke mostly German, so the Germans left them alone (for the most part). But the art was an underhanded slam at Germany; the political views of their time (WWI).

Duchamp stumbled upon the idea of found art while visiting an airplane factory. He saw propellers as art. However, they were being used for military purposes, which was something he was against. Later, he found things with interesting forms and displayed them as art (exs. his shovel and bottle rack).

Man Ray's "Gift" is a good example. If you put tacks on an iron, you can no longer iron with it. He rendered it useless. And made it art instead.

What matters to us now (almost 100 years later), is its influence on ANY work we call "modern" art. If there is no clear connection to Dadaism, it isn't going to be written about in the art magazines (or websites).

Dada describes the head of the "train" that new artists attach to. Without being connected to the train, you don't get recognized in the art world. Not that I wholeheartedly agree. Just the way it is.

What I learned studying art was...

If you want to be "known" as a true artist, in the art world, you need to be on that train. Otherwise, your work will end up in Flickr's photography collection.

Matthew :)

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