Monday, 17 March 2008

"Un sueño. De los objetos a las personas"

These last days have been particularly arty. My last week absence was due to a trip to see "YSL: Dialogues with Art". The exhibition included Helmut Newton pics or Mondrian paintings to name a few, along with Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture pieces.

Moreover, yesterday I went to see a Man Ray retrospective. The exhibition was composed by 90 pieces which included: pics -portraits, most of them-, rayographies and experimental artworks.

Among with Dora Maar's photograph below, what impressed me most was to discover how old Virginia Woolf looked in her early 40's.


"Ravaged by bronchitis and pneumonia, Marcel Proust spent the last night of his life dictating manuscript changes for a section of his famous novel Remembrance of Things Past. Man Ray did not know Proust, but he had become such an important photographer that mutual friends dispatched him to the celebrated French author's bedside to make a final portrait two days after his death. The side view associates Man Ray's photograph with a tradition of postmortem photography dating back to the inception of the medium. "

Song: Cry me a river - Julie London

9 comments:

Madelene said...

Oh, Man Ray is my favorite. I've only seen a few of his pictures in real life, unfortunately. The exhibition sounds great.

Anonymous said...

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Allure said...

Isabelle: Merci beacoup! Vous êtes très gentil.

Gloria said...

lucky! I hope the YSL exhibition was inspiring.


ps. would you like to do a link exchange with me?

Secretista said...

YSL EXHIBIT?!?! LUCKKYYYY!<33

On Track said...

I adore man ray, he is so talented and he really pushed the boundaries :)

great blog

aka scrunchie girl said...

Holly Man Ray. Moving portraits. kiss!

Dustcakeboy said...

Virginia Woolf once said her countenance prevented her from experiencing sexual intimacy.

At least she was a talented writer!

/DCB.

atelier said...

The exhibitions must be very nice, especially because of the company, hihi;)! seriously, I am so happy you finally could do it!

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