Paul Outerbridge was an American photographer born in 1896, known for his experiments in colour photography, still life and erotic nudes.
"Art is life seen through man’s inner craving for perfection and beauty—
his escape from the sordid realities of life into a world of his imagining. Art accounts for at least a third of our civilization,
and it is one of the artist’s principal duties to do more than merely record life or nature.
To the artist is given the privilege of pointing the way and inspiring towards a better life.”
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Paul Outerbridge, Jr.
Standing Nude, 1922
Platinum print, tipped to board.
Frederic Sommer, untitled (Lee Nevin), 1961
Unica Zürn. Paris, Le Point Cardinal, 1962 - gravure à la plume sur cuivre gravée par Hans Bellmer.
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André Kertesz, Distorsion No 76, No 141, No 147, 1933
André Kertész, Marc Chagall en famille , Paris 1933
Georges Méliès (left, standing) as a medium in the lost film Phantom Apparitions (1910, dir. Georges Méliès)
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André Kertész, Eisenstein, Paris 1929
"This is now the time from 1952 until the next point in my life – this point was a kind of break down of everything.. That was not a point at all for me. The word “aesthetics” does not exist for me. I found out during all my time in an official institution, a state academy, that this use of the word aesthetics meant nothing, in my understanding. I couldn’t locate this meaning of aesthetics, which was a very nebulous, undetermined idea. I couldn’t put it in any real and concrete way in my work, my problem, my view. But later, after what I said was the next period in my life, I stated my understanding of it: human being is aesthetics. Aesthetics is the human being in itself." J.B.
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