The clarity of the skies after a big storm always impact both my eyes and my spirit.

Yesterday Paris was deluged with rain and wind, now this amazing sky.

Dürer said that all art lives in nature and with so many beautiful

and provoking pieces to see at Fiac this week,

still it is nature that stops me always with its beauty.

But the amazing thing is that we always still try to capture life in art

and sometimes I think come very close to success…

 

Posted on: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The clarity of the skies after a big storm always impact both my eyes and my spirit.

Yesterday Paris was deluged with rain and wind, now this amazing sky.

Dürer said that all art lives in nature and with so many beautiful

and provoking pieces to see at Fiac this week,

still it is nature that stops me always with its beauty.

But the amazing thing is that we always still try to capture life in art

and sometimes I think come very close to success…read more sunday
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Posted on: Monday, October 28th, 2013

Erwin Blumenfeld

“Our pictures are the essence of a page and every page has to have its own face, its own spirit, to catch millions of eyes or it’s only a scrap of printed matter”.

 

An exhibition of the works of Erwin Blumenfeld is now installed at the Jeu de Paume in Paris after an extensive world tour. Available with the show is an essential catalogue on Blumenfeld curated by Francois Cheval, director of the Musée Nicephore Niepce. Named for the French inventor of the photographic process, the Musée Niepce is a gem of a museum in France dedicated exclusively to photography and its history. Consequently, M. Cheval brings an aesthetic sensitivity in presenting these unforgettable color plates, but also brings an exceptionally well educated eye in writing of the inner characteristics of the photographic methods of emulsion development and the digital reproductions used by Blumenfeld in his New York studio in the 1940’s and 50’s when color was in its infancy. Thus he writes: “Blumenfeld loved perfection of form, and also its duplicity. Faithful to his pre-war gestures, he takes his same themes and alters them slightly. An image duplicates itself: a figure is multiplied, solarized, superimposed..”, both gesture and technique are fully explored with the help of Folkwang Museum and Blumenfeld Archive. Blumenfeld, born in Berlin in 1918, had a successful career in photography in Amsterdam and Paris. He spent the war in a concentration camp. Moving to America after the war, he opened a photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York, where his work pioneered newer processes of color technique, presented here.

 

Erwin Blumenfeld 

Blumenfeld Studio – Color, New York, 1941-1960

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône – Museum Folkwang, Essen

Steidl publishing

23 x 28 cm, pp. 208,  40.00 euro

On sale at Galleria Carla Sozzani Bookshop

Posted on: Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Tyler Brûlé signing his book.

Last night 10 Corso Como was stage of the Monocle World Tour

to celebrate the launch of Monocle’s first-ever book,

The Monocle Guide to Better Living.

 

On show and on sale at 10 Corso Como

Posted on: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

 

“Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.

It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.” Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

Galleria Carla Sozzani presents an exhibition of Berenice Abbott

with a selection from a career that influenced

the fields of portraiture, urban landscape, and innovative scientific photograph.

on show from 9th November 2013 to 6th January 2014
at Galleria Carla Sozzani

 

Posted on: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Every night growing bigger whenever I looked up – the Moon of the Falling Leaves.  Hearing the leaves falling softly, filling the gardens now, and the streets.  Solstice is past.  Winter is coming.   It was a week of exhibitions where naturally my focus would be drawn to women –  feelings, sensibility and creativity. Starting in Paris where an exquisite exhibition of new work by Sarah Moon is showing, to the troubling exhibition of Ana Mendieta in London,  and the work of Indian photographer Dayanita Singh… this week was all about us – women.

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Posted on: Monday, October 21st, 2013

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé
and team present at 10 Corso Como
the launch of Monocle’s inaugural book:
The Monocle Guide to Better Living

 

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013
from 6.00 to 7.00 pm at 10 Corso Como

Posted on: Monday, October 21st, 2013
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