La Vie detail, 1903
Artemis: I’ve seen the photos around, but didn’t know about the photographer. Some story. See video.
Dashboard: Click box below for video.
Vivian Dorothea Maier
From Wiki: “Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer, who was born in New York City, but grew up in France. After returning to the United States, she worked for approximately forty years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois. During those years, she took more than 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes in Chicago, although she traveled and photographed worldwide.
Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until they were discovered by a local Chicago historian and collector,John Maloof, in 2007. Following Maier’s death, her work began to receive critical acclaim.Her photographs have been exhibited in the U.S., Britain, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Belgium, and have appeared in newspapers and magazines in the U.S., Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and other countries. A book of her photography, entitled Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, was published by Maloof in 2011”… more on wiki: HERE
Stan Getz & João Gilberto “Corcovado” (Quiet Nights), 1964
From the 1964 verve album “Getz/Gilberto” featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim & Astrud Gilberto. (via: youtube/rovingeye2)
Artemis: thank you theperfectworldwelcome. :)
The evening light is broad and yellow,
Tender, the April chill.
You are many years late,
Yet I’m glad you are here.
Sit down now, close to me,
And look with joyful eyes:
Here it is, the blue notebook –
Filled with my childhood poems.
Forgive me that I lived in sorrow,
Rejoiced too little in the sun.
Forgive, forgive, that I mistook
Too many others for you
You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.
That day in Moscow, it will all come true,
when, for the last time, I take my leave,
And hasten to the heights that I have longed for,
Leaving my shadow still to be with you.
Image: Anna Akhmatova, 1911, Amedeo Modigliani
Merci sirobtep. :)
I was just looking at his work. :)
Artemis: from youtube user/GermanyYear90Nine
ITV The South Bank Show: Gerhard Richter, 2006
"Documentary. Profile of artist Gerhard Richter, in which he tlaks about his life growing up in East Germany, attending the Dresden art academy and his escape to the west just before the Berlin Wall was built. Also considers his work and success."
I Saw The Figure 5 in Gold,1928, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Great Figure
William Carlos Williams
Or a country anyway.