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Adams on Photographing Evil

“Few photographers themselves have, however, supported the use of the adjective “concerned” as a way of distinguishing one artist from another; they know firsthand that all art is the product of concern. They believe as a consequence that it has… Continue reading

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Taussig and Polke on Death

““I am not making a pilgrimage,” I said to myself when I visited the graveyard at Port Bou in the spring of 2002. Indeed I was not even sure I wanted to visit the graveyard. I do not think this… Continue reading

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One off: Rejlander.

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Robert Cumming in conversation

Part One of an excellent two part conversation between curator and critic Sarah Bay Williams, and artist Robert Cumming, covering a broad sweep of his inventive and contemporary body of work. Hosted at Aperture in New York in October of this year.… Continue reading

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One off: Jean-Siméon Chardin

  Portrait of Madame Chardin, 1775 by Jean-Siméon Chardin “Chardin’s genre paintings, like Vermeer’s before him, go much further than that. By a technical feat which virtually defies analysis — though one writer has remarked helpfully on Chardin’s characteristic choice… Continue reading

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Badger on painting and photography

“A painted portrait by, say, Holbein or Rembrandt, is an extremely complex artefact, part icon, part representation, part symbol, part antique. In viewing a Holbein or a Rembrandt “in the flesh,” so to speak, we are looking both at an… Continue reading

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Baudelaire on photography

It’s too tempting by far to resist the urge to wonder to what extent Carjat managed in his portraits of Baudelaire – specifically in the one below – to capture his subject’s powerful suspicions about the very process he was… Continue reading

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Gustav Klimt

  “Fritza Reidler”, by Gustav Klimt.

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Philipp Haager

                              Philipp Haager, by way of but does it float.

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Paul Klee

    Paul Klee “The Twittering Machine”.

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