Warren B Davis
Women Dancing (Dance of the Forest Nymphs)
Warren B. Davis
Bio from 1st Dibs “Warren B. Davis (1865–1928) is an American painter and illustrator known for his dry-point etchings and tempera paintings of idealized young women. Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and is often compared to similar artists of his time, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish.
His commercial work include illustrations for Vanity Fair, Life Magazine, and The Ladies World.
Now his work can be seen at The Richter Gallery in Bellows Falls, Vermont and at the Cleveland Museum of Art”
Warren B. Davis (American, 1865–1928)
Where the Brook Winds, n.d.
Oil on cardboard
10 × 12 in. (25.4 × 30.48 cm)
Layton Art Collection, Gift of Irving H. Reynolds L1934.1
Photo credit: John R. Glembin, Milwaukee Art Museum
From the Photographer: ”Metamorphosis is a project directed and photographed by Szymon Kobusiński. The author is a member of Nikon Film Festival jury and the project he created, is specially dedicated for the 1st Polish edition of the festival. The short video form tells about “the birth” of the new NFF project. It also reveals the fact that photographers more and more often reach for the tools that allow them to liven up the photography. It means not only new kinds of cameras and lenses but also new types of lamps.
The project binds photographic and film techniques together. The shooting took two days. The first day was reserved for underwater shooting featuring an actress. The second day was for a FX work in a studio. In both cases the author used two Nikon D4 cameras, and the light was based on a Broncolor illuminating system. A Broncolor HMI 800 lamp set on a PARA 220 reflector was the main source of light. Additional light sources consisted of 3-4 Pulso G lamps, accompanied by a modeling incandescent light. Almost all the lightning equipment was suspended above the water surface. In some shots the author used additional underwater lamps called Ikelite, and put a Broncolor Softlight lamp on one of them.
The FX photo shots above and under the water surface were illuminated with the HMI 800 lamps with one PARA 88 reflector and a number of different reflector boards and cutters. The stop-motion sequences were shot with Nikon D4 and Scoro A4S generator (11 stops/sec).”
Artemis: Thank you, sirobtep and androphilia. Like this.
Mary Magdalene in the Cave, 1868
From Wiki: ”Hugues Merle (1823–1881) was a French painter who mostly depicted sentimental or moral subjects. He has often been compared with William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
Hugues Merle was born in 1823 in Saint Martin. He studied painting with Léon Cogniet. Merle started exhibiting at the Salon (Paris) in 1847. He received second class prices in 1861 and 1863. In 1866 he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Hugues Merle became a friend of Paul Durand-Ruel’s in the early 1860s. Durand-Ruel had started buying paintings by Merle in 1862 and introduced Merle to William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Merle would then often be compared to Bouguereau and even “became a considerable rival of Bouguereau in subject and treatment”. In the mid-1860s, Merle painted several portraits of Paul Durand-Ruel, his wife, and their son, John. Hugues Merle died in 1881 in Paris. His son, Georges Merle, was also a painter.”
Rainer Maria Rilke (via journalofanobody)
Asahi (朝日, 旭, or あさひ) means “morning sun” in Japanese
Compound of 朝 (asa, “morning”) + 日 (hi, “sun”) (ryuurui.wetcanvas.com)
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 2, Scene 1
Image: Melvin Sokolsky (via:morefreaksho.blogspot)