2010

Naked hole in stomach by Giulia Ciappa

Naked hole in stomach by Giulia Ciappa

Photo at weekend (2010, Weeks 42-43)

Posted in Flickr, Photography, tagged art, beauty, column, Flickr, naked, nakedness, nude, nudity, photo, photographer, Photography on October 31, 2010

I was looking for a quote about Beauty and I liked this one. The Navajo regard the universe as supremely beautiful and intrinsically harmonious. They view humanity as part of nature and in no way separated from nature. Beauty to the Navajo is not an abstract concept, not something perceived as external or as something […]

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Audrey Munson in Inspiration

Audrey Munson in role as artist’s model in the 1915 film “Inspiration”

Photo at weekend (2010, Weeks 40-41)

Audrey Munson (June 8, 1891 – February 20, 1996) was an American model and actress, considered as the first nude star. She has appeared in “Inspiration” (1915) which is believed to be the first American motion picture to feature nudity by a leading actor. Inspiration was a silent film directed by George Foster Platt. This […]

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lonely girl by alfred-georg on deviantART

lonely girl by alfred-georg on deviantART

Photo at weekend (2010, Weeks 38-39)

Posted in PhotographydeviantART, tagged  …on October 2, 2010

Today I’m posting links to the photos taken by Austrian photographer Alfred Georg Weissenegger. These images may be seen in his gallery on deviantART. If I was going to write something profound here, that could be: Art needs no comment. […]

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lalalalala la~la by 普渡众神 花 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

lalalalala la~la by 普渡众神 花 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Photo at weekend (2010, Week 37)

Posted in FlickrPhotography, tagged , , … on September 20, 2010

A few months ago, I’ve posted links to the gallery of Funstyle Chu from Taipei, Taiwan. Today I’d like to mention another superb Chinese photographer, 许 哲桢 (Xu Zhen Zhe, 普渡众神 花 on Flickr) from Shanghai. His female portraits have especially a peculiar charm.

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In the water 1 by Yupa on deviantART

In the water 1 by Yupa on deviantART

Photo at weekend (2010, Weeks 35-36)

This time, I’d like to post links to the photos taken by Michal Budínský (Yupa), digital photographer from the Czech Republic. The photograph The jump 3 is my favorite from the shoot. The splashes of water are very well captured, indeed. Links 1. Yupa on deviantART 2. Michal Budínský • Photoblog of many tastes 3. […]

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Daniela 5 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 5 by 69forever on deviantART

I’m posting pictures taken by the photographer from Eastern Europe, for a third time in a row. Just as colors convey certain connotations to people, so too do the concepts of “Western” and “Eastern” Europe convey very different impressions and mental images. The former is viewed as enlightened, cultured, and progressive; the latter is seen […]

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Oj tam oj tam by Czekoladowe-Ciastko on deviantART

Oj tam oj tam by Czekoladowe-Ciastko on deviantART

After some delay, I’d like to post new weekend photos. I’ve already written about my interest in self-portraits. Since Albrecht Dürer began a series of painted self-portraits in 1493 that provided insight into the changing nature of his character and beliefs over a lifetime, artists have expressed numerous inner concerns through self-portraits. Self-portraits allow artists […]

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NEW CLOTHES by PanKarel on deviantART

NEW CLOTHES by PanKarel on deviantART

This weekend I’d like to present the photos from PanKarel‘s Gallery on  deviantART. Photographer and his model (I think so) are from Prague, Czech Republic. These marvelous photos were taken with Nikon D80 (at least some of them). Link PanKarel on deviantART

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sailormary X by Sailormary87 on deviantART

sailormary X by Sailormary87 on deviantART

The photos for this week’s column are taken from Sailormary87‘s gallery on deviantART. Sailormary87 provides the following information about herself: I’m Dorothy and I’m a student of Art at the University of Zielona Góra. I like Speed Metal and photo modeling. These photos were taken with Konica Minolta Dynax 7D. Link Sailormary87 on deviantART

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Summer by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Summer by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Although summer and its heat may be considered emblematical of love (while winter and its cold are emblematical of the absence of love, cf. here p. 529), but this symbolism has nothing to do with a summer like this, for sure. When heat influences the ability to think clearly, it becomes impossible to seek consolation in […]

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The photos for this weekend’s column are taken from photomarker’s Gallery on deviantART. The photographer is Oleg Panarin from Moscow (or Andorra?). The model’s name is Olga. I don’t have any more information about them. All galleries of this photographer that I’ve managed to find weren’t updated for a while. One can read in comments […]

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Manet Inspired by ClayreMcKinnen on deviantART

Manet Inspired by ClayreMcKinnen on deviantART. Photo/copyright: Ken Pegg 2008

Clayre McKinnen is from Cambridge, United Kingdom. She calls herself a mixed media artist and full-time freelance graphic designer, who is also enjoys modeling. The following photos may be seen in her gallery on deviantART. If art is a play productive of beauty, it must then be a serious play. (The meaning of art, its […]

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An untidy room by Tristetriste on deviantART

An untidy room by Tristetriste on deviantART

Photo at weekend (2010, Week 23)

Posted in Photography, deviantART, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010

I’m not the first who discovers the photos by Tristetriste. At least, Google finds a dozen of blogs and image collections of all kinds featuring some of them. And I cannot add any information about the photographer/model to that provided in her profile on deviantart, nor confirm that the information is correct. But I cannot […]

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momentary lapse by veftenie on deviantART

momentary lapse by veftenie on deviantART

In this weeks’ column I’d like to draw your attention to fantastic black and white photography by Vlad Eftenie from Romania. The deviantART Members write in comments to his photos something like: “This is absolutely fantastic, the tones and atmospheric light recall an earlier era of photography” or “Great concept“. I cannot find better words […]

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Kiev. Summer-2007 by doctorlivesey on Flickr

Kiev. Summer-2007 by doctorlivesey on Flickr

The following image was taken (according to information provided) in a small village of Letki, not far from Kiev in 2007. Despite the fact I can add anything about this particular image or the photographer, I’ve decided to blog it because 1) the image is nice, I think, and 2) it appeared hard to find nice […]

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Olga Desmond posing nude in one of her "Evenings of Beauty"

Olga Desmond posing nude in one of her “Evenings of Beauty”

Olga Desmond (1891 – 1964) was a German dancer and actress. She earned popularity due to her participation in “living pictures” in which she introduced the concept of total nudity and posed after the manner of ancient classical works of art. The shows called “Evenings of Beauty” (Schönheitsabende) were organized by the Association for Ideal […]

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Amedeus - Oil Painting by Rubiacaea on deviantART

Amedeus – Oil Painting by Rubiacaea on deviantART

Looking good for the camera requires a combination of natural beauty, talent, make-up, lighting and creative cooperation between model and photographer. (Make-up techniques for photography by Cliff Hollenbeck and Nancy Hollenbeck) I’ve found a combination of all these ingredients at Rubiacaea’s Gallery on deviantART. This gallery contains images of Sarah Ellis, Art, Fashion & Glamour […]

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果子 by Funstyle on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

果子 by Funstyle on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

I’ve discovered (not a big discovery though) that so often photographs when turning into something called “desktop wallpapers” lose all connections with their authors. Of course, such great sources of beautiful and artistic desktop wallpapers as InterfaceLIFT, for instance, fully respect photographers and their rights. But there are some exceptions. Recently, I’ve found nice and […]

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caro 31 by phgaillard2001 on Flickr

caro 31 by phgaillard2001 on Flickr

phgaillard2001 on Flickr writes about himself that “j’ai 55 ans et je fais de la photo depuis 35 ans”. His hometown is Cahors, France. I cannot add anything more. I cannot even be sure for myself that the information above is true. Internet is a place of mystification. But I think that it is true […]

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Miss Fernande by Jean Agélou (1910-1917)

Miss Fernande by Jean Agélou (1910-1917)

Wikimedia Commons describes Jean Agélou (1878-1921) briefly as a photographer who “produced nude and risque photographs from 1900 until about 1917. Jean Agélou published most of his nudes under the initials JA. His most famous model was a woman known as “Fernande”.” It is notable that the first illustration in the article on Erotica in […]

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The End of the Sitting by Jean-Léon Gérôme

The End of the Sitting by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Today I’ll write a few words about Jean-Léon Gérôme. His painting “The Slave Market in Rome (Slave Auction)” was used as an illustration in my previous post. Jean-Léon Gérôme (Vésoul, Haute-Saône, May 11, 1824 – Paris, January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academism. The range of […]

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Early one morning... by Muse1979 on deviantART

Early one morning… by Muse1979 on deviantART

This week’s art column is devoted to Muse1979‘s Photography. Muse is Official Beta Tester on deviantART, Model, Actress, Writer, Creative Director, Liberal, and Atheist from London, United Kingdom. She explains I am the model in my images (never the photographer) but all the concepts behind the images I post to DA are my own. I […]

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In this post I’d like to share a few photographs by David Winge, Nude Photographer from Orange, California. I think it would be rash from me to give any comments to the photos taken by the real professional. The newest photo I found on deviantART is Fly Away, inspired, as I understand it, by the […]

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un.geniert 2010 - Februar - A student's life by Wolf Brüning on Flickr

un.geniert 2010 – Februar – A student’s life by Wolf Brüning on Flickr

Photo at weekend (2010, Week 6)

Posted in Flickr, Photography, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2010

In my previous post I’ve used as an illustration one of the excellent photographs by Wolf Brüning. Today I would like to emphasize that I consider these photographs as a vivid example of vigorous, creative art and also give a few links. Wolf Brüning is an Art Director and Photographer from Magdeburg, Germany. In his […]

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Walk On The Wild Side by monkey6880 on Flickr

Walk On The Wild Side by monkey6880 on Flickr

I’ve read about one painter and photographer connected with the Bauhaus school that his greatest effort as an artist was devoted to the conquest of space (quoted from here). I’m not sure that I understand exactly what they mean, but it sounds impressive. My today’s post is about the monkey6880‘s photography. Among his numerous fabulous […]

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Today I’d like to blog the photograph by Andreea Retinschi, a freelance photographer based in Bucharest, Romania. On her site, she claims that she believes that a photograph should hold a character, and not just a model. The following image may be seen in Andreea Retinschi’s gallery (WildRainOfIceAndFire) on deviantART. Photographer wrote in comments that […]

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Ensaio 1.40 by ltduarte on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ensaio 1.40 by ltduarte on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Photo at weekend (2010, Week 3)

Posted in Flickr, Photography, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2010

The past year was tied for the second warmest since 1880 according to a new analysis of global surface temperatures by NASA scientists. Year 2009 was a small fraction of a degree cooler than 2005, the warmest on record (The full article can be found on ScienceDaily). The hot summer of 2009 is followed by […]

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Settle by katlove on deviantART, Self portrait

Settle by katlove on deviantART, Self portrait

For the first time I took note of Kate Love when discovered Dan West Sublime-Nudes on deviantART. The image I liked the most was called Mountain Kitty Kat. It brings the wonderful feeling of the warm summer, wildflowers, deep and clear sky, life in harmony with nature. Kate Love is currently based out of Athens, […]

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Nude Art Model Reclining by Wendy Slattery

Nude Art Model Reclining by Wendy Slattery

Photo at weekend (2010, Week 1)

<…> the revitalizing force of Platonic ideas helped to liberate art. The Renaissance sees a revival of Platonic (Platonistic) philosophizing about beauty <…> The aim of art is beauty; and beauty is itself a value of harmonious proportion, brought down from the cosmos to art. (Philosophies of art and beauty: selected readings in aesthetics from Plato […]

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2009

pinned (inside a sweater) by arunima.maria on Flickr

pinned (inside a sweater) by arunima.maria on Flickr

Photo at weekend (Week 53, the pilot issue)

Posted in Flickr, Photography, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2010

As I’ve written in my previous post, I’d like to start a regular column in my blog. It will appear regularly (I hope so) – once a week, at weekend. Just one or two images, short information, links. Nothing more. Concerning copyrights and rights of use. If an author of a photo is a Flickr […]

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Female nude by Charles Gilhousen

Female nude by Charles Gilhousen

Happy New Year!

Posted in Society, Uncategorized, tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2009

I would like to wish Happy New Year to every reader and visitor of my blog! I appreciate your attention, your comments and advices. It was a kind of  ‘pilot year’ for the blog. The topics were eclectic, posts appeared irregularly. I was going to devote most of my attention to some personal photo impressions […]

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