April Ball (Black Swan)

In the world according to “LAC (After Swan Lake),” a trashy reinterpretation by Jean-Christophe Maillot for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, there are two types of women: the kind you marry and the kind you sleep with. April Ball’s primal Black Swan is a predator. Her mother, known as Her Majesty of the Night (Maude Sabourin), is even more overheated. – April Ball (Black Swan) in LAC, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, April 2014. © Dave Morgan

April Ball (Black Swan)

Csendélet fotó

Still life photography. Ez a megfestetlen csendélet ugyanolyan csendet teremt az életben, mintha festmény lenne… Benne van a csendéletek arisztokratikus higgadtsága, kiszámíthatatlansága, és egy csipetnyi lomhasággal álcázott élénk frissesség. Az elrendezett kuszaság meghozza – itt a fényképen is – a minden a helyén van érzést és ugyanúgy belerángat a csendélet intimitásába, mintha festmény lenne… Fényképezzünk több csendéletet!

nemeth gyorgy - csendelet

Ophelia at the River’s Edge

Carlos Ewerbeck (German, active early 20th century) – Ophelia at the River’s Edge, c.1900 (Oil on canvas)

“There is a willow grows aslant a brook
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream.
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples,
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do “dead men’s fingers” call them.”

Carlos Ewerbeck - Ophelia at the River’s Edge

Self-Portrait

Alice Bailly (Swiss, 1872-1938) – Self-Portrait, 1917 (Oil on canvas. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC) – The red, orange, and blue hues echo the palette of Fauve paintings. The arching lines forming her hands and arms echo Italian Futurist art. Bailly embraced the insouciance of Dada by carefully delineating her breasts, the buttons of her jacket, and her signature bob haircut while painting out the entire right side of her face. Bailly painted intuitively and additively.

Alice Bailly - Self-Portrait

Woman Reading

Josephine Margaret Muntz-Adams (Australian, 1862-1949) – Woman Reading, a Book in the Hand (Oil on canvas) – Muntz-Adams, residing in Melbourne, diverged from standard patterns of taste in her use of a somber palette and free, expressive brushwork. She exhibited internationally, being consistently acclaimed since 1896, but ended her career in relative obscurity…

Josephine Margaret Muntz-Adams - Woman Reading