Posted: December 9, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: America, American life, couple, evening, Hopper, house, light, love, man, porch, realism, romantic, summer, USA, woman, young
Summer Evening. Edward Hopper. 1947.
Posted: October 21, 2013 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: 1955, 50s, Bill Brandt, Eaton, girl, portrait, window, young
Portrait of a Young Girl, Eaton Place. Bill Brandt. 1955.
Posted: July 17, 2013 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: 1992, beach, beauty, girl, green bathing suit, introverted, Kolobrzeg, Poland, portrait, rineke dijkstra, sand, sea, self-conscious, ugliness, young
Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26 1992. Rineke Dijkstra. 1992.
“I have a preference for introverted people because I feel an affinity with them and therefore I can look at them longer than I do at exuberant people, who are very much focused on their surroundings. I like a particular kind of face, very classical and therefore timeless – the girl in the green swim suit in Kolobrzeg, for example. It’s about a particular kind of beauty that other people might find ugly, but it’s a kind of ugliness that I find beautiful.”
(Quoted in Rineke Dijkstra 1997, [p.38].)