Josef Vetrovsky (1897 – 1944)

Josef Vetrovsky est l’un des acteurs de la photographie tchèque des années 20 et années 30. Sans bénéficier de la même reconnaissance que son compatriote et homologue Josef Sudek et de son professeur František Drtikol (1883-1961), il a lui aussi fait partie de la Société tchèque de photographie. Une exposition lui est consacrée, à Prague, en 1939. Josef Vetrovsky déclinera dans beaucoup de ses photographies les repères cubistes, et futuristes même parfois, du courant tchèque. L’étude de nu proposé ici n’y échappe pas.

Josef Vetrovsky – Naked woman on a couchcirca 1928

Josef Vetrovsky- Female Nude with Vase. 1929

Josef Vetrovsky- nude , Gelatin-silver print 1930s

Josef Vetrovsky – Female Nude 1931. Vintage gelatin silver print

Josef Vetrovsky- Nude, 1930s

Josef Vetrovsky – Female Nude Leaning, , 1928

Josef Vetrovsky -Untitled Around 1930 Gelatin silver print

Josef Vetrovsky – -Female Nude 1931. Vintage gelatin silver print_e Femme nue sur un canapé, circa 1928

Josef Vetrovsky- Akt study, around 1930, gelatin silver print

Josef Vetrovsky- nude , Gelatin-silver print 1930s

Josef Vetrovsky- nude , Gelatin-silver print 1930s

Josef Vetrovsky- Female-nude, 1929 (printed-1990s)

Josef Vetrovsky- Female Nude with Vase. 1929-30

Josef Vetrovsky- nude , Gelatin-silver print 1930s

Josef Vetrovsky – Nude Study , Prague 1930 ,Gelatin silver print

Josef Vetrovsky -Untitled Around 1936.Gelatin silver print

Josef Vetrovsky –Still life. Around 1925.Gelatin silver print

FRANTISEK DRTIKOL – Standing nude with veil, 1923 Vintage silver print, Bromografia on blue toned paper (printed in the 1920s)

FRANTISEK DRTIKOL – Standing nude with veil, 1923 Vintage silver print, Bromografia on blue toned paper (printed in the 1920s)

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

Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011)

Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011) was a photographer who from the 1960s to 1985 took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov in the Czech Republic, using homemade cameras constructed of cardboard tubes, tin cans and other at-hand materials. Most of his subjects were unaware they are being photographed. A few struck beauty-pageant poses when they sighted him, perhaps not realizing that the parody of a camera he carried was real.His soft focus, fleeting glimpses of the women of Kyjov are skewed, spotted and badly printed — flawed by the limitations of his primitive equipment and a series of deliberate processing mistakes meant to add poetic imperfections.Of his technical methods, he has said, « First of all, you have to have a bad camera », and, « If you want to be famous, you must do something more badly than anybody in the entire world. »During the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, Tichý was considered a dissident and badly treated. His photographs remained largely unknown until an exhibition was held for him in 2004. Tichý did not attend exhibitions, and lived a life of self-sufficiency and freedom from the standards of society. Tichý died on April 12, 2011 in Kyjov.

Miroslav Tichý- Bez názvu (sans titre), 1960-80

Miroslav Tichý- Bez názvu (sans titre), 1960-80

Josef Sudek – Nudes

Josef Sudek – Nu,, 1950-1959 ( modèle  Lida (Ludmila Bobruschka). Elle eut une relation de longue date avec Teige a qui elle doit sa rencontre avec le grand photographe Josef Sudek. Elle deviendra l’amie et le modele de Sudek, notamment pour les seuls nus realises par Sudek. Ces nus sont reproduits pages 188 et 189 dans le livre de Linhart: Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek - The Nude, 1953  from Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek – The Nude, 1953 from Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek- Komposice , 1951 from Sudek FOTOGRAFIE,   1956  Ed Klub Ctenaru

Josef Sudek- Komposice , 1951 from Sudek FOTOGRAFIE, 1956 Ed Klub Ctenaru

Josef Sudek - Nude study,1951 - 1954

Josef Sudek – Nude study,1951 – 1954 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek - Nude, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek – Nude, 1951-1954 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek -  Nude , 1953 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek – Nude , 1953 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

 

Josef Sudek - Nude, 1940s_e

Josef Sudek – Nude, 1940s

Josef Sudek - Detail wtih Baroque Wing, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek – Detail wtih Baroque Wing, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek- Untitled (nude in mirror) 1940

Josef Sudek- Untitled (nude in mirror) [model  Lida /Ludmila Bobruschka].  1940

Josef Sudek- Dans l'atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l’atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l'atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l’atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

 

Vladimir Židlický

© Vladimir Židlický- Ohnetitel  Original , 1994

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© Vladimir Židlický- study of movement n1- 1996

 

 

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