donderdag, oktober 31, 2019

Edgar Degas #2


Atelier d’Edgar Degas, 17 cité Malesherbes, Paris. (bron: Paris révolutionnaire)

woensdag, oktober 30, 2019

Dorothea Tanning #4










Dorothea Tanning in her New York studio. Stills from the Tate Shots documentary "Dorothea Tanning – Pushing the Boundaries of Surrealism". (bron video: YouTube)

> The Dorothea Tanning Foundation

Dorothea Tanning #3


Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1988. (foto: Arnold Newman)


Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1990. (foto: Ashkan Sahihi)


Dorothea Tanning in her studio, New York, 1990. (bron alle: Dorothea Tanning.org, foto's: Wolfgang Wesener)

> The Dorothea Tanning Foundation

Dorothea Tanning #2


Dorothea Tanning in her studio, Sedona, Arizona, 1947. (foto: Lee Miller)


Dorothea Tanning in her studio, Paris, c. 1954.


Dorothea Tanning, Huismes, France, 1955. (foto: Lee Miller)




Dorothea Tanning in her studio, Huismes, France, 1959. (foto's: Alexander Liberman)


Dorothea Tanning in her studio, Paris, 1968.


Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1986. (foto: Hans Namuth)


Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1990. (foto: Ashkan Sahihi)


Dorothea Tanning, New York, 1999. (bron alle: Dorothea Tanning.org, foto: William Waldron)

> The Dorothea Tanning Foundation

Dorothea Tanning


Dorothea Tanning: Study for Still in the Studio, 1977. (bron: Dorothea Tanning.org)


Dorothea Tanning: Still in the Studio, 1979. (collectie: Mount Holyoke College Museum)

"Outside the window of the artist’s Paris studio, we see the sunny Quai St. Michel neighborhood that she called home when in the capital. She loved the look of the rooftops and talked excitedly about the simply joy of looking out her window. On her studio table, we see the paints, brushes, and pastels of her trade. There is a discernible human-like spirit climbing the window, floating near the main figure at the table—probably a portrayal of the artist herself. Finally, the zig-zag of the lamp provides a counterpoint to the constrained geometries of the window, leads the eye back to the subject, and contrasts with the soft forms of the body.

Dorothea Tanning finished this painting when she was 69 years old. She had been an active artist since her early 30s and enjoyed a well-established reputation for her surrealist art. This painting emerged from a time of great transition in her life. Her husband, Max Ernst, had died in 1976 and she had decided to return to the United States after decades in France. With Still in the Studio she proclaimed—to herself as much as to her viewers—that she had every intention of remaining a productive artist. In fact, the shift from France to the US, and from wife to widow, triggered a period of incredible vitality. She proceeded to create sculpture, prints, drawings, paintings and poetry of great power for the next two decades. Started in Paris in 1976 and completed in New York in 1979, this painting emerged from a moment in her life characterized by deep introspection, a reappraisal of her life and art, and, ultimately, a resolve to redouble her creative work."

> The Dorothea Tanning Foundation

Man Ray #7










Man Ray's studio, 2 bis rue Férou, Paris, 1980's.

"When the Nazis occupied France in 1940, Man Ray fled Paris. Instead of heading for New York, as many of the Surrealists did, he settled in Los Angeles, where he hoped for a career in films. There he met Juliet Browner and they were married in a double ceremony alongside Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. In 1951, drawn back to Paris by Man Ray’s Dada roots, they set sail for France. Soon Man Ray and Juliet found a studio at 2 bis rue Férou, a narrow winding street between the Saint Sulpice Church and the Luxembourg Garden, deep in the heart of the Left Bank. It was a large whitewashed room that had originally been a garage and had then been used by a sculptor for many years. This was to be Man Ray’s final studio; he lived here for the rest of his life, right up until his death, in 1976. Rue Férou was the most improvised and personal studio of the artist’s life. He made everything in it—tables, benches, chairs, lamps, and bookcases—and built a darkroom, a bedroom, and a kitchen. He also arranged a parachute to float over the entire universe of Man Ray, to protect his artworks from the rain that came in through the leaky roof. Over the years the studio became crowded with new concoctions—photographs, readymades, paintings—and boxes full of things that were, in effect, Man Ray’s life. These were productive years, during which many of his most famous objects were recast in limited editions. The studio became a backdrop for many of his friends, including Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Francis Picabia. They were always playing chess, smoking, and drinking in true bohemian fashion. The studio was in a constant state of flux, from people stopping by to the objects that were arranged and then rearranged.
...."
(bron: Gagosian, foto's: Ira Nowinski)

> Man Ray Trust

Doris Salcedo #2


Doris Salcedo at her studio in Bogotá, 2019. (bron: The New York Times, foto: Nadège Mazars)






Details in Salcedo’s studio. (bron: W magazine, foto's: Peter Ash Lee)

Dirk Zoete #2
















Dirk Zoete in zijn atelier, 2017. Stills uit de video "Encounter | Artist Dirk Zoete". (bron video: YouTube)

> Dirk Zoete

dinsdag, oktober 29, 2019

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo #5


House an studio's of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (built by Juan O'Gorman in 1930). (bron: Everypedia)


(bron: Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo)


(bron: Atlas Obscura)


(bron: architect on the road)


View of the Frida Kahlo house in San Angel, Mexico City. (bron: wikimedia, foto: Alejandro Linares Garcia)


Diego Rivera House studio. (bron: architect on the road)


Kitchen in the Diego Rivera house in San Angel, Mexico City. (bron: wikimedia, foto: Alejandro Linares Garcia)


The saw roof of Diego Rivera house.


The concrete bridge between Diego & Frida houses.


The concrete bridge connects Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera houses. (bron: architect on the road)


View of the studio with judases and other works by Carmen Caballero Sevilla in the Diego Rivera house in San Angel, Mexico City. (bron: wikimedia, foto: Alejandro Linares Garcia)


(bron: wikimedia)




Diego Rivera San Angel studio. (bron: architect on the road)


Part of the artist's handcrafts collection at the Diego Rivera Studio in San Angel, Mexico City.


Office in the Diego Rivera Studio in San Angel, Mexico City.


Bedroom in the Diego Rivera house in San Angel, Mexico City.


Skeletal figures by Carmen Caballero Sevilla in the Diego Rivera house in San Angel, Mexico City. (bron: wikimedia, foto: Alejandro Linares Garcia)