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


Compartment C – Car 293

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967): Compartment C – Car 293, (1938  – Oil on canvas) – Shows the padded-cell comfort of a train, the woman inside motionless but moving forward, surrounded by a sea of variegated greens, from plush to hard and shiny… – In Hopper’s paintings there is a frequent atmosphere of loneliness, an almost menacing starkness, and a clear sense of time of day or night. His work in oil and watercolor is slowly and carefully painted, with light and shade used for pattern rather than for modeling…


I and the Village

Marc Chagall (Russian, later French, 1887-1985) – I and the Village (Moi et le village), 1911 (Oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York) – This early work clearly shows both the Cubist and Fauvist influences at play in Chagall’s canvas, yet unlike the works of Picasso or Matisse, Chagall is far more playful and liberal with decorative elements, creating a pastoral paradise out of the Russian countryside. It is an early sign of the approach that would make the artist famous and influential: a blend of the modern and the figurative, with a light, whimsical tone… Chagall depicts a fairy tale in which a cow dreams of a milk maid and a man and wife (one upright,one upside down) frolic in the work fields…

Marc Chagall  I and the Village


Three Dancers

Suzanne Valadon (French, 1865-1938) – Three Dancers, 1916 (Gouache, pastel and charcoal on thin card) – In the early 1880s, Valadon became an artist’s model, posing for such artists as Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. By observing the artists for whom she modeled, she began to learn technique and to draw and produce pastels. She became noted for her robust figures and bold use of color…



Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon at her easel painting in an atelier setting, perhaps in the building at 12 rue Cortot in Paris’ XVIII arrondissement. – Valadon decided to devote her life to art, a seemingly impossible dream for a working-class woman in 1881. There were few female painters at the time; all were from the upper-middle class, and had the money for lessons and leisure to pursue their hobby. Valadon had only her will…



Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969) – Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926 (Oil and tempera on wood. Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne) – The journalist Sylvia von Harden is shown here sitting alone, in the role of the emancipated woman intellectual she sought to be in 1920s Berlin, her nonchalance somewhat unnatural, the disdainful self-possession of the face contradicted by the writhing hand…



Song of the Earth

The subject of death and its impact on those left behind is not an unusual one for choreographers. Song of the Earth is an observation and commentary on the inevitability of death as part of the life process. In it, MacMillan emphasizes the universality of death, with the emotional turmoil camouflaged and muted through until the end… – Marianela Nuñez, Samantha Raine, Sarah Lamb and Lauren Cuthbertson in Song of the Earth, choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, The Royal Ballet – Photograph by Dave Morgan.