Monthly Archives: January 2017

Prisoners of war

Werner Bischof, [Prisoners of war camp, Korea], 1951 (878.1974) This dramatic image was taken by Werner Bischof during the Korean War. The war began when North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950 and ended three years later, leaving … Continue reading

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Karl Blossfeldt: New Objectivity

Karl Blossfeldt, VI, 1929 (2008.31.6) In the 1920s artists developed the New Objectivity, a modernist German art movement that challenged Expressionism. Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932), a botanical photographer, sculptor, and teacher was one of the main photographers of this movement. He … Continue reading

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Four Corrugated Cubes from One

Robert Cumming, Four Corrugated Cubes from One, 1980 (157.1985) As exemplified in this photograph, Robert Cumming would often create elaborate DIY-looking objects, structures, and situations for the sole purpose of making his pictures. In 2001, Howard Yezerki Gallery published a book … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Flip Schulke, [Martin Luther King Jr. leading second march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama], March 1965 (2012.97.3) Dr. Martin Luther King was the most important force behind the movement toward civil rights. At 35, he was the youngest recipient of … Continue reading

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Serafina

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina,  1987 (129.1995) Serafina is part of Graciela Iturbide’s series Juchitán. The picture is rooted in the artist’s strong interest in culture, ritual, and everyday life in indigenous Mexico, particularly its matriarchal social structures and deep mysticism. Using black … Continue reading

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“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Rayogram

Vu, p. 259, March 19, 1930 (2009.52.86) Man Ray, American naturalise citoyen de Montparnesse. De peintre, il est devenu cineaste et photographe par degout d’etre oblige de peindre avec des couleurs sur de la toile. Il a voulu que ce … Continue reading

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