There is nothing new under the SUN! True.
New Blog- New Topics. I hope so- but if I step on toes, Sorry, well here goes.
I for one believe that nothing is so "SO" that new perspectives and new insights can't be experienced.
It's just history repeating itself- An ongoing belief of mine and one I see everyday in work and world and one that will be a recurring theme in my blog.
In the spirit of new ideas- I am going to attempt to POST PINK for February.
Think PINK!, I hate PINK!, PINK Stinks? , in the PINK... Pretty in PINK, Does any of this apply to you?
I hope to make you love pink by the end of February- or maybe just be glad the month is a short one!
Now don't expect NOTHING but PINK - but every time I post there will be something PINK.
Verushka photographed by Irving Penn.
So- let me know what you think about PINK?
my LITTLE AUGURY PHOTOGRAPH.
I selected the photograph to be representative of Little Augury, my blog , because... I Absolutely Love it.
It is one in my new- but growing- collection of photographs from the late 19th century ongoing.
This photograph is by a photographer known only as GIRAUDON'S ARTIST. I purchased two of these works from Paul Frecker in London. Alas, I wish I had purchased more. Here are the two I couldn't live without.
2 Peasants ~ A. Giraudon
close up ~ A. Giraudon
Lamb~ A. Giraudon
I checked back with Paul to get the details and here is what he wrote siting his source:
[Source: Ken Jacobson’s Etudes d’Après Nature, 1996.]
Who was the photographer for A. Giraudon? Here are links to galleries that have works of the same if you want to see the loveliest photographs that in my mind might surpass some of the paintings from the Barbizon School of landscape painters. Charles Isaacs of New York , Contemporary Works/Vintage Works Ltd. Chalfont Pa. The National Gallery's show entitled In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Paintings and Photographs from Corot to Manet last Spring featured a number of A. Giraudon's Artist works. Perhaps it is the quality of the photographs themselves and the reality they capture that set them above the realism the Barbizon School was trying to capture. This is why photography has become a TRUE art form and can capture many times what the brush cannot.
Perhaps it was Millet or maybe another of the many noted artists of the Barbizon? Either way the artist-as photographer- achieved greatness with these photographs, albeit anonymous-but perhaps that is best.