—Seven Stars (feat. Victoria Legrand)
Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron.
YOU WON’T KNOW UNLESS YOU TRY
everything is relative.
and the definition of possible and impossible (i must say subjective one) depends on you.
education, traditions, society and all this collective memory build barriers between your dreams and their achievement.
don’t be afraid and give yourself a favour to try and experience.
unfasten your seatbelt and fly!
PS photograph by Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), professor of electrical engineering, inventor and explorer
Laure Albin Guillot (1879-1962) is more than a photographer with sense of french classic style. She is a super woman!
I had absolutely no idea she was constantly producing new works, exploring unusual techniques, publishing books and having very high positions in different French Institutions.
Her delicate nudes, portraits, photo illustrations for books, advertisment campaigns, micrography, all respire elegance.
This Etude de nu, 1935 looks very Renaissance. Guess who has the same but painted smile?
Laure’s studio was a place of meeting of her friends. Above the portrait of young Hubert de Givenchy, 1948.
From the micrography series. (Feels familiar? You remember old french book editions? They used artist’s prints for covers.)
Laure Albin Guillot is exposed at Jeu de Paume, Paris until the 12th of May.
BELIEVE ME I AM AN ARTIST
Yesterday I had a pleasant introduction into Adrian Paci’s world.
Albanian artist expresses himself using different supports, videos, installations, photography, paintings. His work is defined by social impact of exile he experienced but not restricted by it.
I enjoyed greatly directed The Column video, The Encounter video (to fully appreciate it try to make the tour in the space as if you were the part of the performance) and of course his series of Pasolini inspired paintings which made me think about Freddy Tiffou.
Exhibition takes place at Jeu de Paume in Paris until the 12th of May.
LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC
or when the martyr is the greatest victory.
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film is more than Maria Falconetti’s unforgettable exalted performance, close-ups, production design and revolutionary cinematography.
It’s a sublime masterpiece which can be seen as art. Human and pure in its forms.
DISTRACTED FROM DISTRACTION BY DISTRACTION
to quote T.S. Eliot
we all do have the same problems of receiving too much information, being updated all the time which means being stressed or not truly concentrated
how long can you stay without media, internet, phone?
sometimes it’s nice to temporary withdraw these important yet very distracting tools to progress in work or to have a real rest
i have a little break from the mobile phone (no calls, sms, whatsapp, fb, gps, google, photos and tons of other things which i thought are vital as a fresh air)
no panic, no tragedy.
i feel like a hero. in fact it’s even pleasant. sun is still shining and butterflies start to enjoy their short but intense life
SPRING IN PARIS
found an interesting expression ‘amours de chat’ which stands for the beginning of the spring in japanese haiku traditions
so stop reading this and run to get hugged by the sun just like cats do and have a petal shower somewhere in the parc
PS took this picture at Palais Royal, magic place
Dans mes jours d’angoisse, comme Sartre, je préfère le désespoir à l’incertitude.
Le dessin de Il Lee.