16.02.2017 PWT 07-2017 MUNICH 1912, WHEN THE PATH BIFURCATES…



Der Blaue Reiter Almanach (The Blue Rider Almanac) was published in early 1912, by Piper, Munich, in an edition of 1100 copies. The volume was edited by Kandinsky and Marc…

In 1912, Marcel Duchamp spent three months in Munich, three months that were to radically change his art and turn him into one of the most influential artist of modernism. He is regarded as pioneer of conceptual art influencing numerous artists from Sol LeWitt to Ai Weiwei and still today continuously inspires new generations of artists…

When Guillaume Apollinaire asked for a photograph for his book “Les peintres cubistes”, a flattered Duchamp went round the corner to Heinrich Hoffmann’s photo studio (380 meters)…

Hitler painted his first self-portrait in 1910 at the age of 21. Samuel Morgenstern, an Austrian businessman and a business partner of the young Hitler in his Vienna period, bought many of the young Hitler’s paintings. According to Morgenstern, Hitler came to him for the first time in the beginning of the 1910s, either in 1911 or in 1912. When Hitler came to Morgenstern’s glazier store for the first time, he offered Morgenstern three of his paintings. Morgenstern kept a database of his clientele, through which it had been possible to locate the buyers of young Hitler’s paintings…

Although Goebbels and some others admired the Expressionist works of artists such as Emil Nolde, Ernst Barlach, and Erich Heckel, a faction led by Alfred Rosenberg despised the Expressionists, and the result was a bitter ideological dispute which was settled only in September 1934, when Hitler—who denounced modern art and its practitioners as “incompetents, cheats and madmen”— declared that there would be no place for modernist experimentation in the Reich… Hitler often blamed the Jewish-Bolshevist community for such and that they needed to be eliminated, even though there were only six Jewish artists out of the 112 included in the exhibit…


PWT 07-2017 Der Blaue Reiter



03.06.2008 Metropolitan Museum Of Art : Framing a Century, un siècle de photographie exposé en treize artistes

“The exhibition tells the story of photography’s first one hundred years through the work of key figures who helped shape the aesthetic and expressive course of the medium: Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Carleton Watkins, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Édouard Baldus, Charles Marville, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï. The exhibition presents ten to twelve iconic works by each of these artists to convey a broad sense of their contributions to photography. Many of the works are drawn from the Museum’s 2005 acquisition of the Gilman Collection.” Read More

Malcolm Daniel, Curator in charge, Department of Photographs, has authorized us to reproduce the complete list of works that were exposed in Framing a Century, Masters Photographers for which no printed trace currently exists. Thirrteen photographers :

William Henry Fox Talbot, 1800–1877 (02.1)
Botanical Specimen, ca. 1835 The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey, probably 1835 Bookcase at Lacock Abbey, 1839 Winter Trees, Reflected in a Pond, 1841–42 The Open Door, April 1844 Articles of Glass, 1841–44 Bust of Patroclus, August 9, 1843 The Boulevards at Paris, May–June 1843 Cathedral at Orléans, June 21, 1843 The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844 Loch Katrine Pier, Scene of the Lady of the Lake, October 1844 Plymouth from Mt. Edgcumbe, September 1845 Fruit Sellers, ca. 1845 Dandelion Seeds, 1858 or later; photogravure The Pencil of Nature, 1844–46 A Scene in a Library, 1841–44

Roger Fenton, 1819–1869 (02.2/08.2)
South Front of the Kremlin from the Old Bridge, 1852 Wharfe and Pool, below the Strid, 1854 Landing Place, Railway Stores, Balaklava, 1855 Roslin Chapel, South Porch, 1856
Falls of the Llugwy, at Pont-y-Pair, 1857 Salisbury Cathedral—The Nave, from the South Transept, 1858 Still Life with Fruit, 1860 Landscape with Clouds, probably 1856 Reclining Odalisque, 1858 Self-Portrait, February 1852 Rievaulx Abbey, the High Altar, 1854

Carleton Watkins, 1829–1916 (09.2)
“Grizzly Giant,” Mariposa Grove, California, 1861 The Town on the Hill, New Almaden, 1863 Sweat House, 1863 Cape Horn near Celilo, 1867
View on the Columbia, Cascades, 1867 Multnomah Falls, Oregon, 1867 San Francisco, from California and Powell Streets, 1864 Looking Up Among the Sugar Pines—Calaveras Grove, 1878 Devil’s Canyon, Geysers, Looking Down, 1868–70 Strait of Carquennes, from South Vallejo, 1868–69

Nadar, 1820–1910 (01.2)
Seated Model, Partially Draped, 1856–59 Standing Female Nude, ca. 1855 Théophile Gautier; Jules Janin, both, ca. 1856 Eugène Pelletan, 1855–59
Gioacchino Rossini, March 1856 Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri, 1855–60 Catacombs, Paris, April 1862 Nadar with His Wife, Ernestine, in a Balloon, ca. 1865 Self-Portrait in American Indian Costume, 1863 Alexandre Dumas, November 1855
Pierrot Laughing, 1855 (with his brother Adrien Tournachon) Pierrot Running, 1854–55 (with his brother Adrien Tournachon)

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815–1879 (02.2)
Kate Keown; Philip Stanhope Worsley, both, 1866 Sir John Herschel, April 1867 Christabel, 1866 Zoe, Maid of Athens, 1866
Sappho, 1865 The Mountain Nymph Sweet Liberty, 1866 After Perugino. The Annunciation, 1865–66 Déjatch Alámayou, King Theodore’s Son, July 1868 Alfred, Lord Tennyson, July 4, 1866 The Parting of Lancelot and Guinevere, 1874 Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867

Gustave Le Gray, 1820–1884 (01.2/13.2)
Oak Tree and Rocks, Forest of Fontainebleau, 1849–52 Mission héliographique, Remparts, Carcassonne, 1851 Forest of Fontainbleau, ca. 1856 Tree Study, Forest of Fontainebleau, ca. 1856
Brig on the Water, 1856 Cavalry Maneuvers, Camp de Châlons, 1857 Imperial Yacht of Reine Hortense, Le Havre, 1856 Temple of Edfu, Égypte 1867 The Great Wave, Sète, 1857 Nude, ca. 1856 Portrait of Gustave Le Gray, 1854 (with Alphonse de Launay) Mediterrannean Sea at Sète, 1857

Charles Marville, 1816–1879 (01.2)
Man Lying beneath a Chestnut Tree, 1850–53 Allegorical Sculpture of Industry, Pont du Carrousel, 1852 South Portal, Chartres Cathedral, 1854 Cloud Study with the Dome of the Invalides, 1855–56 The Mummified Cat (Found in the Excavations of Rue de Constantine – Impasse Briare, 1860s Rue Estienne, from the rue Boucher, 1862–65 Cour Saint-Guillaume, ca. 1865 Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle), 1877 The Bièvre River near the Gobelins, ca. 1865

Édouard Baldus, 1813–1889 (01.2)
Château of Princess Mathilde, Enghien, 1854–55 Entrance to the Port of Boulogne, 1855 Group at the Château de la Faloise, 1857 Imperial Library of the Louvre, 1856–57
Lyon during the Floods of 1856, June 1856 Pont en Royans, ca. 1859 Tunnel, Vienne, ca. 1861 “The Monk,” La Ciotat, ca. 1861
Cloister of Saint-Trophîme, Arles, ca. 1861 “Eagle’s Beak,” La Ciotat, ca. 1861

Eugène Atget, 1857–1927 (01.4/01.6)
Organ-grinder, 1898–99 Versailles, The Orangerie Staircase, 1901 Water Lilies, 1910 or earlier 15, rue Maître-Albert, 1912 Ville d’Avray, 1923–25 Saint-Cloud, July 1921 Versailles, 1923 Versailles, 1923 Rue Asselin, 1924–25 Avenue des Gobelins, 1925 Avenue des Gobelins, 1927 Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève, 1924

Walker Evans, 1903–1975 (09.6)
East River, New York City, 1929 Torn Movie Poster, 1931 Votive Candles, New York City, 1929–30 Bedford Village, Westchester County, New York, 1931 Coal Dock Worker, 1933 Room at Louisiana Plantation House, March 1935 Negro Church, South Carolina, 1936 Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936 Kitchen Corner, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama, 1936 Billboard, Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 Subway Passenger, New York, 1938–41 Penny Picture Display, Savannah, 1936

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908–2004 (01.6/04.6/05.7/10.6)
Allée du Prado, Marseilles, 1932 Hyères, France, 1932 Quai St. Bernard, Paris, 1932 Valencia, Spain, 1933
Barrio Chino, Barcelona, 1933 Andalusia, Spain, 1933 Santa Clara, Mexico, 1934 Seville, 1933
Sunday on the Banks of the Marne, 1936–38 Dessau, Germany, 1945 Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934

Man Ray, 1890–1976 (01.6)
Woman, 1918 Marcel Duchamp, ca. 1920 Jean Cocteau; Kiki Drinking, both, 1922 Barbette Dressing, ca. 1926 Marcel Proust on His Death Bed, 1922 Frames from Emak Bakia, 1927 Rayograph, 1923–28 Jacqueline Goddard; Male Torso, both, 1930 Arm, ca. 1935 The Model, ca. 1933

Brassaï, 1899–1984 (01.6)
Pont Marie, Île Saint-Louis, 1930–32 A Pillar of the Corvisard Metro, 1945 Rainy Day on the Champs Elysées, 1931; Rain in Paris, ca. 1931 Morris Column in the Fog; Lesbian Couple at the Monocle, both, 1932 Big Albert’s Gang, Place d’Italie, 1931–32 Introductions at Suzy’s, 1932-1933 Street Fair, Boulevard St. Jacques, Paris, 1931 Kiki and Her Accompanist, Cabaret des Fleurs, ca. 1932 A Vagrant Sleeping in Marseille, 1935 Nude, 1931–34 Involuntary Sculpture (from a Retarded Person), 1932 Graffiti, Paris, 1944–45 ; Plane Tree, Paris, 1945 La rue Quincampoix and its hôtels de passe, 1933

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