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volcanology:

Death of Hypatia - William Mortensen 1930

volcanology:

Death of Hypatia - William Mortensen 1930

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#Mortensen  #american  #nude  #photography  #1930s 
zairadenap:


"Fragment" William Mortensen
From Monsters & Madonnas, Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1935. Mortensen’s wife Myrdith posed for this photograph. He blocked out her arms and head on the negative with a permanganate solution and added the nicks and scars with a sharp blade.

zairadenap:

"Fragment"
William Mortensen

From Monsters & Madonnas, Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1935.
Mortensen’s wife Myrdith posed for this photograph. He blocked out her arms and head on the negative with a permanganate solution and added the nicks and scars with a sharp blade.

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#Mortensen  #American  #nude  #1930s  #photography 
City by theirison

Erik Jones / City / Watercolor, Pencil, Acrylic, Wax Pastel, Oil / 2013

City by theirison

Erik Jones / City / Watercolor, Pencil, Acrylic, Wax Pastel, Oil / 2013

— 1 day ago with 13 notes
#Jones  #American  #male artist  #2010s 
catmota:

April Wind  (1952)
Andrew Wyeth

catmota:

April Wind  (1952)

Andrew Wyeth

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#Wyeth  #american  #male artist  #1950s 
tripps42:


Night on the El Train, Edward Hopper

tripps42:

Night on the El Train, Edward Hopper

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#Hopper  #male artist  #american 
gandalf1202:


George Bellows - Club Night [1907] on Flickr.
The setting is Sharkey’s, a sleazy athletic club located across Broadway from Bellows’ studio on Sixty-Sixth Street. Bellows (American, 1882–1925) summarises with ferocious painterly shorthand the two pugilists’ boxing at peak intensity. He increases the drama by condensing the ring to a bright sliver of space, compressing the towering men’s agitated forms with the upper edge of the canvas, illuminating the smoky interior with hellish light, and placing the observer in the second row amid the bloodthirsty crowd. Some seamy neighbourhood saloons like Sharkey’s were destinations for slumming, as the spectators in evening dress on the far side of the ring indicate. This detail invites bourgeois viewers of the painting to experience the gritty scene as if they, too, were slumming swells. Like contemporaneous images of cowboys and cavalrymen, Bellows’ boxing scenes, with which he became identified, glorify virile action more than quiet thought, and popular experience more than highbrow culture. [National Gallery of Art, Washington - Oil on canvas, 109.2 x 135 cm]

gandalf1202:

George Bellows - Club Night [1907] on Flickr.

The setting is Sharkey’s, a sleazy athletic club located across Broadway from Bellows’ studio on Sixty-Sixth Street. Bellows (American, 1882–1925) summarises with ferocious painterly shorthand the two pugilists’ boxing at peak intensity. He increases the drama by condensing the ring to a bright sliver of space, compressing the towering men’s agitated forms with the upper edge of the canvas, illuminating the smoky interior with hellish light, and placing the observer in the second row amid the bloodthirsty crowd. Some seamy neighbourhood saloons like Sharkey’s were destinations for slumming, as the spectators in evening dress on the far side of the ring indicate. This detail invites bourgeois viewers of the painting to experience the gritty scene as if they, too, were slumming swells. Like contemporaneous images of cowboys and cavalrymen, Bellows’ boxing scenes, with which he became identified, glorify virile action more than quiet thought, and popular experience more than highbrow culture.

[National Gallery of Art, Washington - Oil on canvas, 109.2 x 135 cm]

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— 3 weeks ago with 49 notes
#Bellows  #American  #male artist  #1900s