Marcel G. Lefrancq (1916-1974)

Marcel G. Lefrancq est un nom peu connu du surréalisme Belge et pourtant, il compte a son actif bon nombre de collages et de photographies ainsi que quelques objets témoins de ce mouvement en Belgique.

En 1939, il compta parmi les membres fondateurs du Groupe surréaliste en Hainaut. La même année, il est engagé comme photographe par l’IRPA, pour procéder à l’inventaire des oeuvres d’art risquant d’être détruites par la guerre qui s’annonce. En 1940, il publie à deux reprises des clichés dans L’invention collective, la revue belge dirigée par René Magritte ( voir les autres articles sur lui Ici) et Raoul Ubac ( voir les autres articles sur lui Ici), avec qui il est ami, puis il entre dans la résistance.

Après la dissolution du Groupe surréaliste en Hainaut, il participe à la création du groupe Haute Nuit, en 1947. Deux ans plus tard, Dotremont lui écrit pour proposer un rapprochement entre Haute Nuit et Cobra. C’est dans cet esprit que Lefrancq collabore aux numéros 2 et 6 de la celèbre revue  Cobra.

La majeure partie de son oeuvre photographique est moins surréalistes ( les thématiques font plus penser à Brassaï, par exemple)  mais ses collages ou objets, le restent. je vous propose quelques collages et photographies vous pouvez les retrouver sur le site que son fils à créer Ici (en petits formats).

Les photographies

à retrouvez pour celles datant d’aavant ou de 1948, dans le livre  « Aux Mains de La Lumière, Images et Poèmes. Introduction by Armand Simon. Mons, France,  Editions de Haute Nuit, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Heide, 1942

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Heide, 1942

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Sculpture, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Sculpture, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Eglogue emblématique, 1967

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Eglogue emblématique, 1967

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Etude de forme 1, 1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Etude de forme 1, 1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Nu à la dentelle, 1955

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Nu à la dentelle, 1955

Marcel G. Lefrancq -L'actuelle, 1947

Marcel G. Lefrancq -L’actuelle, 1947

Marcel G. Lefrancq -sans titre (avant 1945)

Marcel G. Lefrancq -sans titre (avant 1945)

Marcel G. Lefrancq -sans titre, Nd

Marcel G. Lefrancq -sans titre, Nd

Marcel G. Lefrancq -La sieste, 1942

Marcel G. Lefrancq -La sieste, 1942

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Sans Titre, 1972

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Sans Titre, 1972

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Portrait d’Akarova, 1938 Photomontage Akarova et le masque du diable dans l’histoire du soldat (Stravinsky) 1935

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Portrait d’Akarova, 1938 Photomontage Akarova et le masque du diable dans l’histoire du soldat (Stravinsky) 1935

Marcel G. Lefrancq - La Venus des Ténèbres, 1949

Marcel G. Lefrancq – La Venus des Ténèbres, 1949

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Haunted eyes, 1947

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Haunted eyes, 1947

Marcel G. Lefrancq -le regne vegetal 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq -le regne vegetal 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Endless Repetition, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Endless Repetition, 1948

Marcel-G. Lefrancq -Étude de forme V, 1948(AUX MAINS DE LA LUMIÈRE. IMAGES ET POÈMES présentés par Armand SIMON. Mons (Belgique), Éditions de Haute nuit, 1948)

Marcel-G. Lefrancq -Étude de forme V, 1948(AUX MAINS DE LA LUMIÈRE. IMAGES ET POÈMES présentés par Armand SIMON. Mons (Belgique), Éditions de Haute nuit, 1948)

Marcel G. Lefrancq - l'ennemi, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq – l’ennemi, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Eloge du carnage, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Eloge du carnage, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Elue, 1945 (2)

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Elue, 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - La Loi de la Coincidences , 1948 from AUX MAINS DE LA LUMIÈRE. IMAGES ET POÈMES présentés par Armand SIMON. Mons (Belgique), Éditions de Haute nuit, 1948 (2)

Marcel G. Lefrancq – La Loi de la Coincidences , 1948 from AUX MAINS DE LA LUMIÈRE. IMAGES ET POÈMES présentés par Armand SIMON. Mons (Belgique), Éditions de Haute nuit, 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Méréorite ,1940

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Méréorite ,1940

Marcel G. Lefrancq -L'objectivité scientifique , 1948

Marcel G. Lefrancq -L’objectivité scientifique , 1948

Marcel-G. Lefrancq -Parc de Mons la nuit, 1938

Marcel-G. Lefrancq -Parc de Mons la nuit, 1938

Les Collages

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945 1 (2)

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945 1 (2)

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945 (2)

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Visage from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945 1

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Visage from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Collage,from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Collage,from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Collage, from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 - 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Collage, from Les onze mois de la bonne année 1939 – 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Qui dort dîne, 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Qui dort dîne, 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Le Saint Esprit, 05.05.1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq -Le Saint Esprit, 05.05.1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq-Les secours de la religion, 06.05.1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq-Les secours de la religion, 06.05.1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq - Nécessité du retour à la terre ,1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq – Nécessité du retour à la terre ,1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq - L’oeuf de l’aigle, 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq – L’oeuf de l’aigle, 1938

Marcel G. Lefrancq - circeo,1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq – circeo,1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq - sans titre, 05.06.1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq – sans titre, 05.06.1939

Marcel G Lefrancq -Initiation ou lettre ouverte à Monseigneur, 1939

Marcel G Lefrancq -Initiation ou lettre ouverte à Monseigneur, 1939

Marcel G. Lefrancq - La dialectique 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq – La dialectique 1945

Marcel G. Lefrancq - La Chute de l’Empire d’Orient, 1947

Marcel G. Lefrancq – La Chute de l’Empire d’Orient, 1947

Katsuji Fukuda

« Fukuda Katsuji was born in 1899. Except for a few years after the Great Kanto Earthquake when he was trying to establish his career in places such as Nakanoseki, Sakai, Hiroshima and Osaka, Fukuda spent his long life working in Tokyo.

After returning to Tokyo for good in 1933, Fukuda had a successful career in advertising photography, specializing in still lifes and nudes with modernist influences, as well as authoring practical books on photography. A series of photographs in Asahi Camera in 1936 featuring portraits of Setsuko Hara and Takako Irie were very popular and led to his first photobooks of women.

After the war Fukuda was one of the first prominent photographers to experiment with color and continued to publish collections of nude studies and books on technique. However his emphasis on the aesthetics of beauty made his work seem old-fashioned during the postwar wave of realism led by Ken Domon and the trends that followed. In 1974 he was not among the 100 living photographers profiled by Camera Mainichi.

However, in 1979 his contribution to the famed Sonorama Shashin Sensho, « Psalm » led to reassessments of his contributions. In the afterword of Psalm, Akira Hasegawa pointed out that « …there are no photographers of women in Japan even today who have not been influenced by Fukuda in one way or another. Many techniques commonly used today were developed by Fukuda, a fact which has been forgotten. »

Fukuda continued working in his old age, long enough to see the increasing estimations of his work that has continued to this day. Now he is often anthologized in collections of Modernist and mid-century works. » text From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Lapetitemelancolie6 janvier 2013,  les articles avec la date sont sauvegardés sur archives.orgKatsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda -Shell of Light, 1949

Katsuji Fukuda –Shell of Light, 1949 ( detail)

Katsuji Fukuda - Untitled Nude,1951

Katsuji Fukuda – Untitled Nude,1951 From the catalogue A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude , 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude , 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1956 from A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1956 from A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Untitled,1948 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Untitled,1948 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude with flower, 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- nude with flower, 1946 From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- Nude, 1951. A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- 3 nude From A Solitary Modernist Photographer Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

Katsuji Fukuda- 3 nudes From « A Solitary Modernist Photographer » Katsuji Fukuda Exhibition catalogue. Japan Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994

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Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Katsuji Fukuda nude from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku - untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 19473

Fukuda Katsuku – untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku - untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to - Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

Fukuda Katsuku – untitled from the book Hana to Rafu to – Nude et Fleur Japan, Ivuningusuta-sha (Evening Star Sha), 1947

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Katsuji Fukuda-Onna no utsushikata -, 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen) - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS,

Katsuji Fukuda-Onna no utsushikata -, 1937 from the book  – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait-, 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait-, 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-portrait cover , 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda- portrait cover , 1937 from the book Photokunst von Frauen – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-Gheisha , 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Katsuji Fukuda-Gheisha , 1937 from the book How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1937 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

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Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS 7

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku -Portrait from 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

Fukuda Katsuku - 1939 from the book - How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS 8

Fukuda Katsuku – 1939 from the book – How to Photograph Women. Japan ARS

John Gutmann Part I

« John Gutmann (1905–1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider—a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States—informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities, as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II. Gutmann’s interests in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artifacts, and his pedagogy, all figure in a body of work at once celebratory and mysterious.

Gutmann was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller. In 1927 Gutmann moved to Berlin, where he taught art to schoolchildren, participated in group exhibitions, and in 1931 had a solo show at the prestigious Gurlitt Gallery. However, his career was interrupted by the rise to power of the National Socialists in early 1933. While his family made plans to immigrate to New York, Gutmann set out on his own with San Francisco as his destination, and photography as his new profession. Before departing Germany, he acquired a Rolleiflex camera, hastily shot three rolls of film, and managed to secure a contract from the Berlin office of Presse-Photo. Making the most of a bad situation, he explored a new life as a foreign correspondent who would supply the very modern European illustrated press with views and reports from the American West.

By 1936, he had broken his contract with the Berlin press agency and made a new one with Pix in New York. By 1937, he had begun to teach art regularly at San Francisco College (later San Francisco State University), and this became his primary profession after a World War II era stint in the U.S. army. Gutmann retired his professorship in 1973 and began to reassess his body of work, sorting through boxes of negatives and making new prints of selected examples from the 1930s. It was a well-timed exercise: not only did Gutmann’s images satisfy a growing historical appetite for Depression-era photography, they also seemed compatible with certain kinds of experimental photography then emerging in the contemporary art scene. Before his death in 1998, Gutmann had seen his work featured in gallery and museum exhibitions, catalogues, and monographs.

By bequeathing his rich archive of nearly 5000 modern photographic prints, negatives, tearsheets, letters, and some drawings and early art prints to the CCP, John Gutmann has left us with the task of pursuing the rich knots, braids, tangles and threads in his complex life and work that unfolded over a most tumultuous and provocative century of modernity  » ccp-emuseum.

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Veiled Nude with Raised Arms,1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face ,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Oracle, 1949

John Gutmann – Oracle,( Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann, on right 1949 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 1

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 11

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

 

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 1

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann - Web of Light, 1934

John Gutmann – Web of Light, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39_

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

 

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952 [Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann , with head wrapped in white bandage, dark framed work in background] © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann - The game , New orleans, 1937

John Gutmann – The game , New orleans, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

 

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Out of the pool, 1934

John Gutmann – Out of the pool, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945

John Gutmann – Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - That Inner Eye, 1940’s

John Gutmann – That Inner Eye, 1940 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann - Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932

John Gutmann – Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Gerrie and Circular Drawing 1951

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Moma Collection

 

Jerzy Benedykt Dorys (1901-1990)

Benedykt Jerzy Dorys est principalement connu en tant que très grand portraitiste (photographique). Son studio, basé à Varsovie, déjà avant la guerre, était un lieu des plus tendance pour ne pas dire « branché » de la Ville de Varsovie et et se faire photographier Dorys n’était pas seulement de bon goût, mais révélait un signe d’appartenance à crème de la crème de l’époque.

Moins connues, mais tout aussi intéressantes sont ses photos de mode et ses quelques photos artistiques du corps nus. Dorys adorait les femmes et a su en sublimer toute les beauté et ce que je vous propose aujourd’hui à travers des portraits et des nus

Jerzy Benedykt DORYS (1901-1990) Tancerka z wężem , 1930s

Dorys Jerzy Benedykt- Tancerka z wężem , 1930s

Jerzy Dorys Benedykt- Act II, 1932

Jerzy Dorys Benedykt- Act II, 1932

Jerzy Benedykt DORYS (1901-1990) Akt, przed 1939

Dorys Jerzy Benedykt- Akt, przed 1939

Jerzy Benedykt DORYS Maria Gorczyńska, 1935

Dorys Jerzy Benedykt – Maria Gorczyńska, 1935

Horace Roye-Narberth (1906 – 2002 )

Horace Roye-Narberth  The « Welsh Maid » , 1942  The « Irish Maid » London , 1941, The « Scottish Maid » , 1941,The « English Maid »,1939 ed° G.Routledge & Sons

Horace Roye-Narberth, plus communément connu sous le nom d’artiste Roye, fut l’un des pionniers photographes britanniques du 20e siècle,  célèbre pour ses nus et des photos de starlettes et notamment pour celle ci Tomorrow’s crucifixion , d’un tout autre genre.

A partir de 1938, Roye produit une succession d’études sur le nu féminin.publiées sous forme de petits livrets  comme ceux  qui vous sont présentés aujourd’hui, véritable ôde à la beauté féminine et sa nudité.  The Welsh Maid, The Irish Maid , The Scottish MaidThe English MaidThe Irish Maid, qui ont tous trouvés une  extrême popularité, en particulier pendant la guerre. Ces photographies sont prises en bord de mer où à la campagne, pour chaque livret, les mises en scène sont les mêmes. La plage, sur la mer, dans un près, dans un verger, dans les rochers…

Ces livrets ne sont qu’un tout petit aspect de son large travail, reste à son actif bien plus de publications, et comme il aimait à le dire, Roye a vu passer plus 10.000 femmes nues à travers l’objectif.  Il a également  travaillé pour le cinéma . Il était ami et collaborateur avec Walter Bird  ( Voir l’article Ici) et John Everard ( Voir l’article Ici) , qui tout comme lui sont des grands noms de la photographie de nu des années 1930-1940. avec lesquels il a publié notament Eves without leaves . Ils ont crée en ensemble les editions LTD .

Pour la petite anecdocte,  Il a été poursuivi pour avoir refusé de passer de l’aérographe sur les poils pubiens d’une photo, mais  al a réussi à se défendre en justice et avaoir gain de cause, arguant que la représentation de la beauté ne doit pas être entravée par la pruderie.

Je ne vous présente pas toutes les planches de chaque livret mais une sélection, et je ne vous les présente pas non plus dans l’ordre d’apparition  (Les teintes de tirage varient selon le livret , je n’ai rien changé, même si le dernier tire beaucoup sur le jaune, et un peu trop à mon goût….) . vous pouvez retrouvez ces planches sur des sites d’enchères en tirage noir et blanc)

Horace Roye-Narberth – The Welsh Maid ,London , ed° G.Routledge & Sons ,  1942

Roye - -48 photographic Studies Welsh Maid,London , ed° G.Routledge & Sons , 1942

Roye – -48 photographic Studies Welsh Maid,London , ed° G.Routledge & Sons , 1942

Horace Roye - Nude from the book Welsh Maid

Horace Roye – Nude from the book Welsh Maid

Horace Roye - Nude from the book Welsh Maid

Horace Roye – Nude from the book Welsh Maid

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