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Audrey Munson

Audrey Munson (1915). Photographer: Arnold Genthe, 1869-1942

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 film tells the story of a sculptor’s model. It managed to avoid the possible ban, because the censors didn’t want to appear as prohibitors of art. So, nudity was excused by reference to art. The film was a box office success.

Audrey Munson in Inspiration

Audrey Munson in role as artist's model in the 1915 film "Inspiration"

Audrey Munson in Inspiration

Audrey Munson in the 1915 film "Inspiration"

Links
1. Audrey Munson – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. Audrey Munson on IMDb: Biography
3. Nudity in film – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
4. Inspiration (1915 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This time, I’d like to post links to the photos taken by Michal Budínský (Yupa), digital photographer from the Czech Republic.

The jump 1 by Yupa on deviantART

The jump 1 by Yupa on deviantART

The jump 2 by Yupa on deviantART

The jump 2 by Yupa on deviantART

The jump 3 by Yupa on deviantART

The jump 3 by Yupa on deviantART

In the water 1 by Yupa on deviantART

In the water 1 by Yupa on deviantART

The photograph The jump 3 is my favorite from the set. The splashes of water are wonderful.

Links
1. Yupa on deviantART
2. Michal Budínský • Photoblog of many tastes
3. QOOP.com – Michal Budínský
4. Flickr: Michal Yupa Budínský’s Photostream
5. Michal Budínský | Facebook

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 as dark, uncivilized, and static. Western Europe is democratic; Eastern Europe is backward and totalitarian… (Eastern Europe: an introduction to the people, lands, and culture …)

One possible reason for the greater number of bad stereotypes is that they are more durable. By this reasoning, people may form either positive or negative generalizations, but they are quicker to abandon the good ones. (Social Psychology and Human Nature by Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman)

The struggle against stereotypes is not my goal. I just want to post links to nice images taken by Martin Horbal from Slovakia.

Daniela 5 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 5 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 6 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 6 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 4 by 69forever on deviantART

Daniela 4 by 69forever on deviantART

Link
69forever 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 philosophy. So it only remains to seek consolation in art (‘Seek consolation in art,’ I said to him. / Yakov Pasinkov, The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev)

The following photos may be seen in Talkingdrum’s Gallery on deviantART.  The model’s name is Summer.

Summer by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Summer by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Summer and Flora by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Summer and Flora by Talkingdrum on deviantART

Links
1. Talkingdrum on deviantART
2. Neil Huxtable: FineArt-Photography’s Photos – powered by SmugMug
3. Summer on Purestorm