Cunningham was named Imogen after the heroine of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline
I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.
I don’t know what love means. (her quotes)
Ruth Asawa photo by Imogen Cunningham (previous post Ruth Asawa Art & Activism – San Francisco)
Ruth Asawa and Imogen Cunningham were good friends.
Harry Partch (Previous post)
More photos at Kenro Izu (homepage)
EL 1#4, 2013
Gelatin Silver Print
Varanasi, India 2013. At the “House of Liberation” a free housing where people come to die near the holy river Ganges
Kenro Izu (井津 建郎 Izu Kenrō?, born 1949) is a Japanese-born photographer based in the United States.
Izu attended Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo from 1969-1972. After moving to the United States in 1972, he spent two years working as a photo assistant in New York City and subsequently established his own studio, specializing in still life photography. Since 1979, in addition to his well established commercial work, Kenro began his serious professional commitment to his fine art photography, traveling the world to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings. He traveled and documented Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile).
He has also focused on Buddhism and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Through them, he captures profound beauty with natural states of decay. Izu founded Friends Without a Border, an organization devoted to raising funds for children’s hospitals in Cambodia. Profits from select prints sales and his book, Light Over Ancient Angkor, are donated to this cause. Izu is the recipient of the 2007 Lucie Awards’ Visionary Photographer award, and was published by En Foco’s photographic journal Nueva Luz.
Over the years countless films have been made about war, its horrors and its devastations. Few, however, have been as moving and heartfelt as René Clément’s Forbidden Games.
Alain Delon as Ripley
On Purple noon – Plein Soleil (The Kind of film you make passionately – Rene Clement)
Purple Noon - Plein Soleil trialer (youtube)
Patricia Highsmith (archive)
It is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ 1950 novel, The Sea Wall. The film stars Anthony Perkins and Silvana Mangano.
Full film This Angry Age
Listen to Julian Schnabel on Marlon Brando
Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. The film satirizes pornographic stories through the adventures of its naive heroine, Candy, played by Ewa Aulin. It stars Marlon Brando, Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, John Huston, John Astin, Charles Aznavour, Elsa Martinelli and Enrico Maria Salerno.
“I Will Spit On Your Gaves”
Boris Vian the author of I will Spit on Your Graves.
On the morning of 23 June 1959, Boris Vian was at the Cinema Marbeuf for the screening of the film version of I will Spit on Your Graves. He had already fought with the producers over their interpretation of his work, and he publicly denounced the film, stating that he wished to have his name removed from the credits. A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: “These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!” He then collapsed into his seat and died from sudden cardiac death en route to the hospital.
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The goat I met in Lombok on a silent sunday. We had some good conversations together before I had to head back to Bali on a motorbike
Personality of the Sheep
People born in the Year of Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.
gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed
Photo of Navajo lady by Laura Gilpin Master photographer of Southwest
Map Goat (Literally every goat in the United States)
An Evening with Peter Hutton – At Sea
Declared the best avant-garde film of the decade, At Sea is ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress charting the life-cycle of a colossal container ship from creation through destruction, with a voyage across the Atlantic in between. The film will be screened in its true 16mm format, and will be followed by conversation and audience Q&A with the artist. This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series.
Happy birthday Lee Bontecou, she is 84 years old.
Bontecou does not care what you think
She doesn’t want to impose. She’s probably most closely allied to the abstract expressionists because she acknowledges when she was a young artist [during] the heyday of the abstract expressionists, she admired not only their work but the idea of freedom and experimentation that their work embodied and the way they lived their lives. They weren’t theorists. They didn’t talk about their work. It was intuitive. She still doesn’t want to really talk about her work. She doesn’t want to fix meaning. She wants to keep it open for people.
On Dec 19 1851 Turner passed away.
Turner died in the house of his lover Sophia Caroline Booth in Cheyne Walk in Chelsea on 19 December 1851, and is said to have uttered the last words “The sun is God”.
See a painting Ancient Italy Ovid Banished From Rome
How Turner set painting free War: The Exile and the Rock Limpet 1842
“Turner has always been a key figure for me,” he says. “When you look at a Turner painting, you can sort of drift into it – and that drifting allows the painting to hold you. It takes time – it’s not an instant, it’s not a selfie, but something that has a process within it. And that’s interesting. Turner made something so abstract that he must have trusted the people who looked at the painting to finish the story off. I think this trust is amazing.” Olaf – Elliasson
German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl has had careers – and success – in three different countries under three very different systems. First in communist East Germany, where he was a heartthrob and matinee idol, then in West Germany where he worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder in films including Lola and Verona Voss, and, finally, in Hollywood, where he has worked with directors such as David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson. (via Hollywood reporter)
He appeared in such films as Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola (1981), Veronika Voss (1982), Andrzej Wajda’s A Love in Germany (1984),
Angry Harvest (Agnieszka Holland), The Music Box, Avalon, Shine, and Eastern Promises.
Previous post -2010 (Buddenbrooks + showing off Armin’s paintings)
Eastern Promises (youtube) (love this film).
Armin directed Conversation with Beast (youtube)
Blog Vitro Nasu is 10 years old.
See the first post – here..
Jane Freilicher (in film star pose) Water Mill, NY, 1958
By John Jonas Gruen
R.I.P Jane Freilichner an outsider in era of Abstract Expressionism dies at 90.
The prevailing critical current, for most of her career, devalued the landscape and still-life genres. In landscape, what Mr. Ashbery called her “sweetness of tone” drew unfavorable comparisons with Mr. Porter’s moodier treatment of similar scenes.
“My work was deviant enough to explain why I was not rising through the ranks,” she told The New York Times in 1998. “But I liked not having the demands made on me a big career would have made. It allowed me a certain freedom to fool around.”
art news obit In 1958, the poet James Schuyler termed her “a poet’s painter who may yet become the public’s painter”—an apt description for her entire career.
Jane with Ruth Kligman and DeKooning.
Ashbery and O’Hara regularly sought her advice for poems in process. Urbane, affectionate, and gossipy, the letters put the artist’s legendary wit on display.
O’Hara wrote his celebrated series of “Jane poems,” weaving her name into the titles.(via)
See more paintings by Jane here.
The poet John Ashbery, with whom she shared a six-decade friendship, wrote, “Her pictures always have an air of just coming into being, of tentativeness that is the lifeblood of art.” The two met when Ashbery, fresh out of college, came to stay at the poet Kenneth Koch’s apartment at East 16th Street and Third Avenue, and Freilicher, who lived one floor above, provided the key to let him in. –
The depth of Koch’s friendship with Freilicher is equally evident. There’s a typed manuscript page for his script for The Automotive Story, a 1954 short film directed by Rudy Buckhardt featuring Jane Frelicher; likewise the painter’s portraits of Koch are reproduced, as is Freilicher’s painting The Car, alongside the painter and poet’s jokey collaborative text “A Car” (“Dashboard: I am my setting sun, a dashboard. / Clutch: I clutch. We like each other.”).