Abraham Walkowitz- Paintings and drawings of Isadora Duncan.

« These two American modernists, painter Abraham Walkowitz and dancer Isadora Duncan, born in the same year (1878), both artists influenced the development of modern art in the early twentieth century by blending figurative gesture with abstraction. Duncan grew up in a free-spirited and artistic household in California and then moved to Europe. Walkowitz immigrated to the United States from Russia when he was a child and lived most of his life in New York City, where he studied at Cooper Union School and the National Academy of Design.

Walkowitz and Duncan met in 1906 in Paris at the studio of the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Deeply impressed by Duncan’s musicality and expressivity, Abraham Walkowitz’s obsession with the celebrated modern dancer Isadora Duncan sets him apart from the others. Over his lifetime it is believed that he created five thousand images of her, dancing . Because Walkowitz’s renderings of Duncan were produced quickly, they carry an element of improvisational vitality that matches the dynamic energy of her presence onstage. In her introductory essay, author Ann Cooper Albright weaves literary theory, art criticism, and dance history into a fluid narrative to explore how Walkowitz’s drawings realize Duncan’s dancing on paper. Modern Gestures reproduces over fifty watercolors of this unique oeuvre, many of which have never before been published.«  From Ann Cooper Albright  « Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing  » . Ed° Wesleyan ,  2010 

Walkowitz explained, “She was a Muse. She had no laws. She didn’t dance according to rules. She created. Her body was music.” 
When Duncan saw an exhibition of the artist’s work in 1916, she commented: “Walkowitz, you have written my biography in lines without words.”


Abraham Walkowitz's The studio 8 East 23rd Street New York; the picture was taken the year of 1908.(Uncredited)

Abraham Walkowitz’s The studio 8 East 23rd Street New York; the picture was taken the year of 1908.(Uncredited)

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, 3 colored crayon, watercolor, ink and graphite on paper, 1915

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, 3 colored crayon, watercolor, ink and graphite on paper, 1915

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Leaning Over Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on cream wove paper , Nd

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Leaning Over Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on cream wove paper , Nd

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Leaning Right Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on off-white wove paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Leaning Right Watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on off-white wove paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan Eight Watercolors each, watercolor, ink and pencil on paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan Eight Watercolors each, watercolor, ink and pencil on paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper, © Hunter Museum

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper, © Reynolda House Museum of American Art © Abraham Walkowitz

Abraham Walkowitz- Isadora Duncan, Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper, © Reynolda House Museum of American Art © Abraham Walkowitz

Abraham Walkowitz - Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper

Abraham Walkowitz – Isadora Duncan Dancing, ink and watercolor on paper

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , Nd pen and ink, watercolor and pencil on paper © American Art Museum,

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , Nd pen and ink, watercolor and pencil on paper © American Art Museum,

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , Nd pen and ink, watercolor and pencil on paper © American Art Museum

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , Nd pen and ink, watercolor and pencil on paper © American Art Museum

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , 1909 pencil and pen and ink on paper © American Art Museum

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan , 1909 pencil and pen and ink on paper © American Art Museum

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan 1916 charcoal on paper © American Art Museum (2)

Abraham Walkowitz, Isadora Duncan 1916 charcoal on paper © American Art Museum (2)

Lecture  : Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele- Kneeling nude, 1911

Egon Schiele- Kneeling nude, 1911

Egon Schiele- Seated young lady, 1913

Egon Schiele- Seated young lady, 1913

Egon Schiele-Reclining Female Nude, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining Female Nude, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining nude with raised Torso, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Reclining nude with raised Torso, 1918.

Egon Schiele-Nude turned three quarters, 1911

Egon Schiele-Nude turned three quarters, 1911

Lyda Borelli

Lyda Borelli (1884 – 1959) fut une actrice au théâtre et au cinéma et une diva du cinéma muet italien.

Portrait of Lyda Borelli,  1920 Italian postcard by A.G.F.

Portrait of Lyda Borelli, 1920s  Italian postcard by A.G.F.

Italian actress Lyda Borelli,  1920s.

Lyda Borelli, 1915- 1920.( non creditée)

Lyda Borelli as Salomé ( Oscar Wilde), 1915-20 by Mario Nunes Vais

Lyda Borelli as Salomé ( Oscar Wilde), 1915-20 by Mario Nunes Vais

Lyda Borelli by Emilio Sommarive, 1911

Lyda Borelli as Salomé ( oscar Wilde) by Emilio Sommarive, 1911

Lyda Borelli by Emilio Sommarive, 1911

Lyda Borelli by Emilio Sommarive, 1911

Lyda Borelli by Badidi fotographia , 1910-15s

Lyda Borelli by Badidi fotographia , 1910-15s

Lyda Borelli by Badidi fotographia , 1910-15s

Lyda Borelli by Badidi fotographia , 1910-15s

Sa Biograghie ici sa filmographie complète sur IMDB

Arnold Genthe- Isadora Duncan

 

Arnold Genthe -Isadora Duncan ,1910s

Arnold Genthe -Isadora Duncan ,1910s

Duncan, Isadora  by Arnold Genthe.,1916  [Irma Duncan Collection.]

Duncan, Isadora by Arnold Genthe.,1916 [Irma Duncan Collection.]

Duncan, Isadora  by Arnold Genthe ,1916.[ collection Mary Fanton Roberts.]

Duncan, Isadora by Arnold Genthe ,1916.[ collection Mary Fanton Roberts.]

 

 

 

František Drtikol- Carnets de travail (workbooks)

Pour son travail, de préparations des livres Drtikol fait de petites photos de ses photographies – (prises principalement avec des appareils de grand format )- il existe un grand nombres de « livres de travail » de lui. Pour ces planches contacts , il  épinglait  sur une feuille  ses photographies sur un mur  avec des punaises ( la trace est visible sur les photos) et photographiait les compilations de chaque travaux qu’il avait réalisés , contenant à chaque fois de  quatre à dix planches des séries. Il a appelé ces photographies ‘vzorníky’ (échantillonneur).  En coupant les épreuves,  il obtenait ces petites images qui représentaient une base centrale pour la réflexion et le développement de son travail. Ici nous avons 100 images fournissant un très large aperçu de sa période la plus importante autour de la photographie de nu entre environ 1915 et 1930. D’un point de vue stylistique, les compositions couvrent la gamme complète de sa maîtrise créative de la photographie d’art de Prague en passant  du symbolisme  jusqu’à  l’art Deco.

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For his workbooks, Drtikol produced tiny pictures of the photographs he took, mostly with large-format cameras. In order to do so, he pinned contact prints (sometimes the pins were even visible on the tiny pictures) to the wall and took photographs of arrangements of four to ten works. He called these photographs ‘vzorníky’ (samplers).By cutting the contact prints of these ‘vzorníky’ he got the small format pictures that, on different sorts of paper and in different arrangements, represent a central basis for the reflection and the development of his work. The offered pages, with 100 pictures in total, provide a deep insight into his most important creative period of nude photography between 1915 and 1930. The compositions encompass stylistically the full range of his artistic mastery, ranging from art photography and Prague symbolism to Art Deco.

 

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks,c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža  Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks,c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers

Frantisek Drtikol – plate , c. 1915-1930  from Workbook of Photographs .Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol – plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol – plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers 2

Frantisek Drtikol – c. 1915-1930  from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers 2

Frantisek Drtikol -plate , c. 1915-1930  from  Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Augustus Edwin John

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Augustus Edwin John -Seated nude with raised arm, nd ( 1910-1930s)

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Augustus Edwin John (1878 – 1961) Nude, standing signed, dated 1924, pencil, inscribed To Bernard Adams

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Lady Ottoline Morrell – Unknown man, Augustus Edwin John & Philip Edward Morrell, 1900-1910

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Augustus Edwin John-Portrait of Iris Tree ( Iris Motaff wife of curtis Motaff ,Wales, c.1919

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Augustus Edwin John-Study Of Two Nudes,

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Augustus Edwin John- Female Nude,

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Augustus Edwin John-Louise Salaman, 1899 Pencil and grey wash on paper

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Augustus Edwin John-The Marchesa Casati , 1919

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Augustus Edwin John-The Marchesa Casati ,

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Augustus Edwin John-Portrait of the Marchioness of Winchester, 1930

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Augustus Edwin John-Lily on the mountainside, 1911

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Augustus Edwin John-Study of a seated nude, 1900

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Augustus Edwin John- Virginia, 1906