Georgia O’Keeffe - Street of New York II, 1926

Georgia O’Keeffe - Street of New York II, 1926

Karl Hubbuch - Martha auf Thonet Stuhl, nach 1927

Karl Hubbuch - Martha auf Thonet Stuhl, nach 1927

dan estabrook  [official]

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Dan Estabrook was born in Boston, MA in 1969 and attended Harvard University_he received an MFA from the University of Illinois_Dan Estabrook has been using nineteenth-century photographic techniques to make contemporary art_in the last few years he has focused on working with hand-altered calotypes and salt prints_he has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994_

Vincent van Gogh - Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity), 1890

Vincent van Gogh - Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity), 1890

Morton Feldman - “For Philip Guston”, 1984

Artist Fernand Léger holding a wire Portrait of Himself, made by american sculptor Alexander Calder, Paris    

[Uncredited and Undated Photograph]

Artist Fernand Léger holding a wire Portrait of Himself, made by american sculptor Alexander Calder, Paris    

[Uncredited and Undated Photograph]

The sleep of reason produces monsters - Francisco Goya y Lucientes, 1746

The sleep of reason produces monsters - Francisco Goya y Lucientes, 1746

Antonello Da Messina - St Jerome in his Study, 1460

Antonello Da Messina - St Jerome in his Study, 1460

Among the great figures in animated film, silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger stands alone_no one else has taken a specific animation technique and made it so utterly her own_to date she has no rivals, and for all practical purposes the history of silhouette animation begins and ends with Reiniger_taking the ancient art of shadow-plays, as perfected above all in China and Indonesia, she adapted it superbly for the cinema_

More than just noting Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed, begun in 1923 and released in 1926, was a pioneer feature-length animated film, one must proclaim that it is a brilliant feature: a wonderful film full of charming comedy, lyrical romance, vigorous and exciting battles, eerie magic, and truly sinister, frightening evil_our current prints of Prince Achmed were “restored” in 1954 with a new (rather kitschy) musical score by Freddie Phillips, which means that the images move faster than they should (18 frames-per-second silent speed versus 24 frames-per-second sound speed)_the original symphonic score by Wolfgang Zeller, one of the great film composers, more correctly supports the drama with a thrilling grandeur, exciting suspense and lush romanticism_furthermore, although the “restoration” reestablished the tints of the original, much of the fine background detail in most scenes is lost_
To see multiple plates from The Adventures of Prince Achmed: http://5election.com/2010/12/30/lotte-reiniger/
To see 1955 film Hansel and Gretel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxkIGXVwZTM
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http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/528134/

Among the great figures in animated film, silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger stands alone_no one else has taken a specific animation technique and made it so utterly her own_to date she has no rivals, and for all practical purposes the history of silhouette animation begins and ends with Reiniger_taking the ancient art of shadow-plays, as perfected above all in China and Indonesia, she adapted it superbly for the cinema_

More than just noting Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed, begun in 1923 and released in 1926, was a pioneer feature-length animated film, one must proclaim that it is a brilliant feature: a wonderful film full of charming comedy, lyrical romance, vigorous and exciting battles, eerie magic, and truly sinister, frightening evil_our current prints of Prince Achmed were “restored” in 1954 with a new (rather kitschy) musical score by Freddie Phillips, which means that the images move faster than they should (18 frames-per-second silent speed versus 24 frames-per-second sound speed)_the original symphonic score by Wolfgang Zeller, one of the great film composers, more correctly supports the drama with a thrilling grandeur, exciting suspense and lush romanticism_furthermore, although the “restoration” reestablished the tints of the original, much of the fine background detail in most scenes is lost_

To see multiple plates from The Adventures of Prince Achmed: http://5election.com/2010/12/30/lotte-reiniger/

To see 1955 film Hansel and Gretel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxkIGXVwZTM

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http://www.awn.com/mag/issue1.3/articles/moritz1.3.html

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/528134/

Man Ray - Ezra Pound, Paris, 1923

Man Ray - Ezra Pound, Paris, 1923

Rogi André - Kandinsky on his death bed, 1944

Rogi André - Kandinsky on his death bed, 1944

Gerhald Richter - Toilet Paper, 1965

Gerhald Richter - Toilet Paper, 1965

Gerhald Richter - Women’s Head in Profile, 1966
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http://www.gerhard-richter.com/ [official]

Gerhald Richter - Women’s Head in Profile, 1966

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http://www.gerhard-richter.com/ [official]

Saul Leiter - Shopper, 1953

Saul Leiter - Shopper, 1953

The Rite of Spring (cartoon of Igor Stravinsky), by Jean Cocteau, 1913
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The Rite of Spring, original French title Le sacre du printemps  is a ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and concept, set design and costumes by Nicholas Roerich_it was produced by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes ballet company and had its première in Paris on 29 May 1913

The Rite of Spring (cartoon of Igor Stravinsky), by Jean Cocteau, 1913

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The Rite of Spring, original French title Le sacre du printemps  is a ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and concept, set design and costumes by Nicholas Roerich_it was produced by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes ballet company and had its première in Paris on 29 May 1913