12 april 2024

Friedensreich Hundertwasser #7

Friedensreich Hundertwasser in his studio, Graben, Vienna. 1974. (bron: MutualArt, foto: Barbara Pflaum)

Meer foto's uit deze fotosessie bij TopFoto, TopFoto, TopFoto en TopFoto (hk).

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser #6

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the apartment at Obere Donaustrasse, Vienna, 1953. (bron: Hundertwasser, foto's: Edith Kallir)

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11 april 2024

Maaike Kramer

Maaike Kramer in haar atelier. (bron: Mister Motley)

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09 april 2024

Erik Buijs

Erik Buijs in zijn atelier, 2005. (bron: Collectie Gelderland, foto: Ivonne Zijp)

Atelier van Erik Buijs, 2021(?). Stills uit de video "erik buijs - klei". (bron video: vimeo)

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04 april 2024

Marc Chagall #12

Marc Chagall dans son atelier à Vence, 1954. (bron: MutualArt, foto: Gisèle Freund)

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo #7

Frida Kahlo, ca. 1953. (bron: Swann Auction Galleries)

Diego Rivera in his studio, 1955. (bron: Charles Isaacs Photographs Inc, foto's: Bernice Kolko)

Frida Kahlo #9

Frida Kahlo schildert ‘Diego in mijn gedachten’, terwijl Diego Rivera toekijkt,1940. (bron: Marijke van Dijk, foto: Bernard Silberstein)

Frida Kahlo: Diego on my mind (Self-portrait as Tehuana), 1943. (bron: reddit)

Frida Kahlo with Nickolas Muray in her Studio, Coyoacán, 1941. (bron: The Rockwell Museum)

Frida Kahlo: Me and my parrots, 1941. (bron: Arthive)

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's twin houses in San Ángel, Mexico. Architect: Juan O’Gorman.

Diego Rivera’s double‑height studio, 1932(?).

Shared spaces on the first floor, 1932.

Contrasting with the studio’s grand proportions, but following functionalist ideas, spaces dedicated to rest are small. On the second floor, tucked behind the curved wall of his bathroom, is Rivera’s bedroom, 1932.

Frida Kahlo’s bedroom and studio on the second floor after the renovation, 1977.

Juan O’Gorman on the mezzanine overlooking Rivera’s studio.

In 1932, the 27‑year‑old architect Juan O’Gorman completed a pair of linked residences and ateliers for the newly wed painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo on a prominent corner of Avenida Altavista.
O’Gorman had already designed, in 1929, a modernist house on the plot directly behind the artist couple’s commission. It is known as the Cecil O’Gorman House, after the architect’s claim in his autobiography that it was designed for his father.
When Rivera saw the house, he asked O’Gorman to build a similar set of homes for himself and Kahlo on the vacant land next to it, a former tennis court. With the three houses, among the earliest works of functionalist architecture in Latin America, O’Gorman aimed to create buildings ‘whose form was derived completely from their utilitarian function’. At the time, he was a devoted disciple of Le Corbusier, and the Altavista project is clearly indebted to the Swiss‑French architect’s dictate that a home should be an effective machine for living in.
As photogenic as the Rivera and Kahlo houses are today – they are now very popular among tourists and location scouts – they were built as a statement against architectural aestheticism, mirroring O’Gorman’s ideological convictions. The studio‑houses are rightly celebrated as pioneering paragons of a new international building style, but they are more than that – they represent a system of values that O’Gorman, an ardent socialist, considered paramount: efficiency; moderate cost; minimum space for basic living and working functions; a clear, some would say fetishistic, expression of functional aspects; and a dispensing with unnecessary amenities. This explains why, to contemporary sensibilities, the houses appear surprisingly spartan and compact.
The complex consists of two separate cube‑like structures connected, at roof level, by an uncovered narrow walkway. Kahlo’s house is smaller, in a sign of the time’s gender dynamics, but also on account of Rivera’s more public‑facing, large‑format practice. Both volumes are simple concrete boxes resting on pilotis, with large glazed expanses. The rectangular windows, some of which extend from floor to ceiling and across the width of the building, feature elegantly articulated custom metal grids, while the elevated sections allow for generous ground‑level porticos.
Inside both houses, the ceilings’ concrete slabs and clay panels are left unplastered, and only walls are stuccoed. Throughout, finishes are economical.
...." (bron: The Architectural Review)

Frida Kahlo #8

A tomb in the form of a pyramid is the focal point of the garden at Frida Kahlo’s residence and studio, Casa Azul, or Blue House now the Frida Kahlo Museum.

"The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul or the Blue House for its cobalt blue walls, was Kahlo’s birthplace and childhood home. She later lived there with Rivera for several years during their marriage. It opened as a museum in 1958 and is maintained to look as it would have in the 1950s.
Kahlo lived on and off in another blue house in the southern neighborhood of San Angel, a smaller structure connected by a walkway bridge to a white and pink house-studio once occupied by Rivera.
The couple lived there beginning in 1934. The buildings designed by painter and architect Juan O’Gorman are surrounded by tall cacti and located a block from the San Angel Inn, a popular restaurant. Huge papier-mache skeleton and Judas figures populate Rivera’s sunlight-flooded studio. Located at Avenida Altavista and Diego Rivera, Colonia San Angel Inn."
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Zie ook de post van 19 oktober 2017 voor de recreatie in de New York Botanical Garden in 2015 (hk).

26 maart 2024

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13 maart 2024

Frédéric Bazille #5

Jean-Frédéric Bazille: Manet and his Easel, 1868-1870(?).

"This sensitive drawing testifies to the collaboration and friendship among the prominent Impressionist painters. It likely was made in Bazille’s Paris studio on the rue de la Condamine just a year before the artist’s untimely death in the Franco-Prussian War, when hisrelationship with Manet had grown especially close."
(bron: The Metropolitan Mueum of Art)

11 maart 2024

Caravaggio's Shadow

Caravaggio in zijn atelier. Stills uit de film Caravaggio's Shadow (L'ombra di Caravaggio) van Michele Placido met Riccardo Scamarcio als Caravaggio.

07 maart 2024

Marije Gertenbach #2

Atelier van Marije Gertenbach, Amsterdam, 2024. (bron: Gallery viewer)

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Fred Bervoets #4

Fred Bervoets in zijn atelier, Oude beurs, 1971.

Fred Bervoets in zijn atelier thuis, Antwerpen, 2019, 2020 en 2021. (bron: Gallery viewer)

24 februari 2024

Franz West #9

Franz West in his Sandwirtgasse studio, Vienna, 1988. (bron: Artforum)

Franz West #8

Franz West in his studio. (bron: Mario Sequeira)