Man Ray. Selected Works

“I have finally freed myself from the sticky medium of paint, and am working directly with light itself.” So enthused Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) in 1922, shortly after his first experiments with camera-less photography. He remains well known for these images, commonly called photograms but which he dubbed “rayographs” in a punning combination ofContinue reading “Man Ray. Selected Works”

Henrik Isaksson Garnell. Collapse

One of the most exciting parts of my work is discovering new unconventional Art that has no fear to experiment, to destroy boundaries and merge freely with other intellectual and spiritual spheres. This is why I consider myself extremely lucky to have run into Henrik Isaksson Garnell‘s profile. The art of this Swedish artist isContinue reading “Henrik Isaksson Garnell. Collapse”

George Platt Lynes’ Photography.

In the 1930’s and 40’s, George Platt Lynes was the best-known fashion and portrait photographer in the U.S. He was also producing an abundance of male nudes that he circulated among friends and occasionally published in the Swiss homosexual magazine Der Kreis under the pseudonyms Roberto Rolf and Robert Orville. Over time, the male nudes becameContinue reading “George Platt Lynes’ Photography.”

Frescoes of Pompeii.

Before its catastrophic end, Pompeii and its surrounding cities were something like the Hamptons of Rome. Prominent Romans would retreat to their villas on the picturesque bay, a single day’s sail from the hustling imperial capital. Julius Caesar and the emperors Caligula, Claudius, and Nero all owned houses in the town of Baiae. Augustus vacationedContinue reading “Frescoes of Pompeii.”

Pablo Picasso’s Ceramics.

Before his sixtieth birthday, Picasso had already carved out an indelible place for himself in art history. He had co-founded Cubism, evolved through his various “periods,” painted “Guernica,” engraved and etched his famous “Vollard Suite,” and been the subject of a major Museum of Modern Art retrospective, among other extraordinary and historical milestones. Most artistsContinue reading “Pablo Picasso’s Ceramics.”