This will be an Art Exhibition. All about how simple yet beautiful art can be.
I will be focusing on abstract pieces, that focus on simple shapes and colors.
Some art I will be reviewing and sharing with you will be from some AMAZING artists. Such as: Edward Weston, Barnett Newman, Jean Hans and many more! I hope you enjoy this glimpse of art history...
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Edward Weston, Nude, 1925, Platinum Print, 71/2" X 91/2"
Nude, 1925, Platinum Print, 71/2" X 91/2" -Edward Weston
Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 - January 1, 1958) He began photographing at the age of 16 after receiving a Bull’s Eye #2 camera from his father. In 1908 Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography in Effingham, Illinois. He completed the 12-month course in six months and returned to California. Between 1927 and 1930, Weston made a series of monumental close-ups of seashells, peppers, and halved cabbages, bringing out the rich textures of their sculpture-like forms. In 1936 marked the start of Weston’s series of nudes and sand dunes in Oceano, California, which are often considered some of his finest pieces.
"I am stimulated to work
with the nude body, because of the infinite combinations of lines which are present with every move,"
-Edward Weston .
"Is love like art - something always ahead, never quite attained,"
“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the
very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished
steel or palpitating flesh.”
This picture is abstract, in black and white showcasing the human body (only a portion) - making a great addition to my exhibit.