Jaroslav Vávra

Jaroslav Vávra- untitled, 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- Untitled, 1964 1

Jaroslav Vávra- Untitled, 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- Studie IV (Šrafůra) or Šachové, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra- Studie IV (Šrafůra) or Šachové, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra- Striped Nude , 1966

Jaroslav Vávra- Striped Nude , 1966

Jaroslav Vávra- Arkady, 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- Arkady, 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- Srovnání, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra- Srovnání, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Spona, 1960Ss

Jaroslav Vávra – Spona, 1960Ss

Jaroslav Vávra- Checkered Nude ,  1966

Jaroslav Vávra- Checkered Nude , 1966

Jaroslav Vávra -Akt, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -Akt, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Untitled,1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Untitled,1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Untitled,1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Untitled,1969

Jaroslav Vavra - Akt, , 1965

Jaroslav Vavra – Akt, , 1965

Jaroslav Vávra, Toaleta, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra, Toaleta, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra,  Lovec obrazů, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra, Lovec obrazů, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -Op Art Nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -Op Art Nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra- untitled, 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- untitled, 1964

 Jaroslav Vávra- Studie IV (Šrafůra), 1964

Jaroslav Vávra- Studie IV (Šrafůra), 1964

Jaroslav Vávra  1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Cover Akt 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969 1

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969

 Jaroslav Vávra -Akt, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -Akt, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969 Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra -untitled nude, 1969 Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates from Fom Akty, 1969

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

Jaroslav Vávra - Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

Jaroslav Vávra – Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

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Jaroslav Vávra – Plates ,1969, from Fom Akty, 1971

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong’s hands , 1925-26

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1926 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1926 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925-26 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925-26 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

je l’ai ai achetées donc je les marque puisque personne n’est capable , sauf les bons !!! de citer ses sources; je découvre des sites comme je ne le citerai pas, ( pas de pub pour lui) où mon blog en entier y est!!! Des magazines comme juxtapoz sinon, et ne parlons de the redlist là c’est le bouquet !!!!!

Cela en est assez des personnes qui se servent, qui ne se demandent pas si l’on paie pour avoir ces photos, si on achète des livres, si on redimensionne les photographies, si on les nettoie.

Le self service gratuit. Je dis Non.

Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood -active Ottawa, Canada and New York 1880s – 1940s, Photographer (Photography, Stereoscopic, Photojournalism),  Publisher. The Underwood brothers, Elmer (1859-1947) and Bert (1862-1943) began the company by selling stereoscopes door to door.TThe company originally sold stereoscopic , as well as home stereoscope kits. The company grew rapidly, eventually moving to New York (1887), producing its own photographs (1891). By 1901, they were selling 300,000 stereoscopes a year and producing more than 25,000 cards a day. The company established branches in Baltimore, London, and Canada, and relocated their headquarters to New York City in 1891. They providing photographs to newspapers (1896), and establishing a wire-service-like sales agency (1904). They sold their back catalogue and rights to the Keystone View Company (which was subsequently acquired by Mast Industries in the 1970s.) in 1920 and unincorporated in the early 1940’s.

Underwood and Underwood dominated the news-photography industry until 1920

An army of freelance news photographers was fielded and newspaper and magazine publishers seeking to break away from traditional line drawings and wood cut illustrations clamored for Underwood and Underwood prolific output.

Around 1904 they set up a sales agency that would virtually dominate the news photo field for the next 30 years.  For exemple they were activs in the Moffett Studio ( partnership between Evan Albert Evans and camera artist George Moffett in 1905). In the latter 1910s, Moffett turned over the theatrical photography to camera artist Paul R. Stone who, though he was not granted credit on images, was allowed to voice expert opinions under his own name in the press. Stone handled the celebrity shoots until Evan Evans turned over direction of the studio to a management team appointed by Underwood and Underwood in mid-1920s. At that juncture he joined Raymor Studios in Chicago, a gallery that ran a diversified business in the city. Rebranded the Paul R. Stone-Raymor Studios they remained an active business from the 1920s through the 1940s. However, the arrest by the F.B.I. of studio employee Earnest D. Wallis for possession of photographs of classified plans for the A bomb in 1947 fatally damaged the studio’s reputation. In the 1940s, Underwood & Underwood sold Moffett Studio to the partnership of Robert T. McKearnan and Jack Russell.

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Of course, those are not the Stereoscopes interest in their work,  although that is what retains them. Rather, it is the second phase of their development which I like. Beautiful portraits , including the greatest artists of the time. They published mainly in magazines, (I put an example of what they could be asked to produce. ) , Which restricts the possibility of finding proof silver gelatin prints . No Nudes this time , but still the favorites subjects : Actresses years 1910-20s , dance, and the improbable event testimony. The next time i will propose  fashion photos and other artists)

( But i really like this album ( Publisher) ,   » Is Marriage a Failure? »

Underwood & Underwood and the actress Theda Bara

[More about their collaboration HERE]

Underwood and Underwood- Theda Bara, from the book Amillion and one Nights, a history of the motion Picture by Terry Ramsaye . Ed° Routlege, 2012

Underwood and Underwood- Theda Bara, from the book Amillion and one Nights, a history of the motion Picture by Terry Ramsaye . Ed° Routlege, 2012

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Theda Bara , Autographed © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Theda Bara , Autographed , 1915 © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood - Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 variante

Underwood & Underwood – Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 variante

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916, [Direction William Fox], New York publicity For newspaper and magazines ( courtesy UCLA arts library)

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916, [Direction William Fox], New York publicity For newspaper and magazines ( courtesy UCLA arts library)

 

 

Theda Bara by Underwood & Underwood Studios, N.Y.1915

 

 

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

another one chicago tribune.1917

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Underwood & Underwood and Performer,  Personality, Dancer, Painter, Actress, Still Life

 

The actress Virginia Pearson,posing for a risque shot. by Underwood & Underwood studio, 1926

Nude Study of Billie Dove, Motion Picture Star Ziegfeld. Photo by © Underwood & Underwood

Nude Study by © Underwood & Underwood, around 1915-1920

Underwood & Underwood-Isadora Duncan Performing on Beach, 1910s © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Isadora Duncan Performing on Beach, 1910s © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Agnes Boone, left,dancing with her sister, Honorita in New York City, March 16, 1927 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood Anna may wong in Chicago1925

Underwood & Underwood Anna may wong in Chicago1925

Billie Dove Posing Nude around 1920 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

ca. 1910, USA --- Two women in swimwear enjoy a tandem bike ride down the beach with parasols in hand. --- Image by © Underwood & Underwood/Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

ca. 1910, USA — Two women in swimwear enjoy a tandem bike ride down the beach with parasols in hand. — Image by © Underwood & Underwood/Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

Mae West Starring in The Heat’s On1943 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood-Miss Helen Mead of Washington Wearing Diving Cap Resembling a Rooster at the Lake Placid Swimming Club.© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Miss Helen Mead of Washington Wearing Diving Cap Resembling a Rooster at the Lake Placid Swimming Club.© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Mary Philbin on Chick-Drawn Cart Original caption by Rather Novel, nd © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood-Mary Philbin on Chick-Drawn Cart Original caption by Rather Novel, nd © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Sonja Henie (Olympic Games champion)1928 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Sonja Henie (Olympic Games champion)1928 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Virginia Pearson 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Virginia Pearson 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Valeska Suratt, 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Valeska Suratt, 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood-lore Revalles( russian Dancer) studies the motion of snakes to gain ideas for her new serpent dance, vening public ledger., October 05, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-lore Revalles( russian Dancer) studies the motion of snakes to gain ideas for her new serpent dance, vening public ledger., October 05, 1916 Found Here

Underwood & Underwood- The dancer Flore Revalles with a snake, 1916

Underwood & Underwood- The dancer Flore Revalles with a snake, 1916

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Eleanor Link, 16 year, Wrestling an Alligator © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Eleanor Link, 16 year, Wrestling an Alligator © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Dorothy Newell Wearing a Suffrage Slogan, 1900-1910s© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Dorothy Newell Wearing a Suffrage Slogan, 1900-1910s© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood and Underwood Studios- Edith de Lis – American Opera singer.

Underwood and Underwood Studios.Photograph of unidentified dancer

Underwood & Underwood - Nina Foch

Underwood & Underwood – Nina Foch, nd

Underwood & Underwood- The Performer Lilyan Tashman, Washington DC, c.1923.

Underwood & Underwood- The Performer Lilyan Tashman, Washington DC, c.1923.

Underwood & Underwood-Margaret Horton, Dr. Waite’s Plaza companion, Mystery Woman in Peck poison case, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Gabrielle Coco Chanel in suit and beret, 1931 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood-Gabrielle Coco Chanel in suit and beret, 1931 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood., Nearly a mile straight down and only a step–from Glacier Point (N.W.) across valley to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite, Cal. 1900-1910

Underwood & Underwood- Claude Monet standing in his studio with a panel of his Nympheas mural., Giverny, France , 1914-18 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Claude Monet standing in his studio with a panel of his Nympheas mural., Giverny, France , 1914-18 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Carlo Mollino Polaroïds et posts travaux.

Ces Choix sont non exhaustifs, et ne représente qu’une partie de l’immense travail de Mollino. les sources sont le musé qui lui est dédié, ainsi que le livre Polaroïds de Fulvio Ferrari & Napoleone Ferrari aux Editons Arena.( photo à la fin)

 

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956  image courtesy museo casa mollino 9

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956 courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962 image courtesy museo casa mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962  courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962 image courtesy museo casa mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962  courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1950s image courtesy museo casa mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1950s courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962  courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962 image courtesy museo casa mollino 9

Carlo Mollino- Photographs 1956-1962 courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino- Untitled,, 1956-1962, musea F. Alinari

Carlo Mollino- Untitled,, 1956-1962, musea F. Alinari

Carlo Mollino- Untitled, 1950–1960 ( source galerie salon94)

Carlo Mollino- Untitled, 1950–1960 ( source galerie salon94)

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled 1956-1962

Carlo Mollino- A-C Minola House, 1970s

Carlo Mollino- A-C Minola House, 1970s

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled nude avec une Olivetti, 1960-63 courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled nude avec  une Olivetti polaroid-1960

Carlo Mollino-Untitled nude avec une Olivetti , 1960-63 courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1963

Carlo Mollino-Untitled nude avec une Olivetti, 1960-63

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1963

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Portrait with the model, serie polaroid-1962

Carlo Mollino-Portrait with the model, serie polaroid-1962

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

carlo mollino, untitled polaroid, 1962-73 image courtesy museo casa mollino 1

Carlo Mollino- untitled polaroid, 1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid, Turin, ealy 1960s courtesy museo  mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid, Turin, ealy 1960s courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73. courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Self -Portrait polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Self -Portrait polaroid-1962-73. courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73. courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

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Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73. courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.courtesy museo mollino

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73 .

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73 .

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

Carlo Mollino-Untitled polaroid-1962-73.

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

the polaroid of carlo mollino is presented inside the metal tube for the expossition Mollino fragments, Triennale de Milan, 2005

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Erwin Blumenfeld, Self-Portrait in the Studio (9 rue Delambre), Paris, 1937

Erwin Blumenfeld, Self-Portrait in the Studio (9 rue Delambre), Paris, 1937

 

Les sculptures d’ Aristide Maillol par Erwin Blumenfeld Éd°E. Tériade, Paris, VERVE N° 1, 1937& Brassaï (Gyula Halász)Éd°E. Tériade, Paris, VERVE N° 5-6, 1939

« Brassaï, pseudonyme de Gyula Halász, né le 9 septembre 1899 à Brașov (hongrois: Brassó – ville alors austro-hongroise et rattachée à la Roumanie depuis) et mort le 8 juillet 1984 à Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), était un photographe français d’origine hongroise, et aussi dessinateur, peintre, sculpteur et écrivain.

Gyula Halász a trois ans quand sa famille emménage à Paris où ils rejoignent le père qui enseigne la littérature à la Sorbonne. Jeune homme, Gyula Halász étudie la peinture et la sculpture à l’école des Beaux-Arts de Budapest avant de rejoindre la cavalerie austro-hongroise pour y servir durant la Première Guerre mondiale. En 1920 il se rend à Berlin où il y travaillera en tant que journaliste, tout en suivant les cours de l’académie des Beaux-Arts Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Halász déménage en 1924 pour Paris. Seul, il apprend le français en lisant les œuvres de Marcel Proust. Installé à Montparnasse, au cœur du Paris artistique des années 1920, il se lie à Henry Miller, Léon-Paul Fargue et Jacques Prévert.

Il reprend sa carrière de journaliste. Il écrivit plus tard que la photo l’avait aidé à saisir la nuit Parisienne, la beauté des rues et des jardins, qu’il pleuve ou qu’il vente. En utilisant son lieu de naissance, Gyula Halász se forge dès 1923 le pseudonyme de Brassaï qui signifie « de Brassó ». C’est sous ce nom qu’il s’impose comme celui qui a su capturer l’essence de la ville dans ses clichés, publiant un premier recueil en 1932 intitulé « Paris de nuit » qui reçoit un grand succès et le fera même surnommer « l’œil de Paris » par Miller dans l’un de ses essais.

En dehors de ses photos du Paris interlope et sombre, Brassaï s’est aussi intéressé à la haute société, aux intellectuels, à la danse et à l’opéra. Il photographia nombre d’entre ses contemporains, tels Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti et certains des écrivains majeurs de l’époque : Jean Genet, Henri Michaux. Une de ses photographies de la série des Graffiti sera utilisée en couverture du recueil de Jacques Prévert Paroles en 1946.

Ses photographies offrirent à Brassaï une célébrité internationale. En 1956, son film « Tant qu’il y aura des bêtes » gagne un prix à Cannes, puis en 1974, il est élevé au rang de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, avant de recevoir en 1976, la Légion d’honneur. Il gagne le premier « Grand Prix national de la photographie », deux ans plus tard, à Paris. Il est exposé aux Rencontres d’Arles, (France), lors des soirées de projection au Théâtre Antique, en 1970 pour “Brassaï” de Jean-Marie Drot,et en 1972 pour “Brassaï si, Vominino” de René Burri. Il est l’invité d’honneur des Rencontres en 1974. Une exposition et une soirée d’hommage lui y sont consacrées.

En plus de ses œuvres photographiques, Brassaï écrivit dix-sept livres et de nombreux articles, dont en particulier Histoire de Marie, publié avec une introduction de Henry Miller.

Brassaï est enterré au Cimetière du Montparnasse, à Paris « (Wilkipia)

 

 

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï- sculpture Aristide Maillol, VERVE N° 1, 1937, ed° E. TÉRIADE, PARIS

Brassaï-L’Ile de France et Vénus au collier dans l’atelier de Maillol,1932

Brassaï – Groupe de statues dans l_atelier d_Aristide Maillol, Marly-le-Roi, vers 1936