Posted: January 22, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 18th century, 1909, 20th century, A Midsummer Night's dream, bodies, circle, dance, henri matisse, La Danse, Matisse, movement, music, nasturtiums, nude, Oberon, oil on canvas, Paris, Shakespeare, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, watercolour, William Blake, women
A Visual History
Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing. William Blake. circa 1786.
La Danse (I). Henri Matisse. 1909.
La Danse. Henri Matisse. 1909/10
La Musique. Henri Matisse. 1910
La Danse with Nasturtiums. Henri Matisse. 1912.
Posted: December 17, 2013 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: 50s, 60's, Aaron Siskind, air, bodies, Charles Traub, Chicago, figures, float, fly, jump, leap, levitation, photographer, shapes, trampoline
In this wonderful series of photographs by Aaron Siskind the artist captures figures suspended in mid air, their bodies contorted into different shapes. Charles Traub, president of the Aaron Siskind Foundation, says about the series:
“I remember quite clearly Aaron’s delight at the Chicago waterfront, where these images were taken. He was particularly enamored of teenagers—their unabashed frolicking and daring, their inherent athleticism. Aaron loved ordinary people—the sights, sounds, and activities that were off the beaten path of the city. In the summer, the Chicago lakefront was a place where everybody gathered. He adored such places that were full of spontaneous and inventive activity.”
Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation # 37. Aaron Siskind. 1953.
Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation. Aaron Siskind. 1953-61