quinta-feira, outubro 08, 2009

Irving Penn (1917-2009)

“I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”
Irving Penn

"Photographing a cake can be art,"
Irving Penn

“The apparent simplicity of Irving Penn's compositions conceals a formal complexity. It is the result of the particular elegance of the model's outline, of the abstract interplay of lines and shapes, of empty and filled space.”
A New History of Photography, Michael Frizot

“From fashion photography and celebrity portraiture, Penn branched out into several different genres. He has always been dedicated to the optimal presentation of his work and he has become a master printer of such processes as platinum-palladium and selenium-toned silver gelatin.”
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Irving Penn: Pablo Picasso, 1957
Picasso, Irving Penn 1957


Kate Moss, Irving Penn

Photography Review
Ballet Society, Irving Penn 1948


Hippies (de Worlds in a Small Room), Irving Penn 1974


Nude No. 1, Irving Penn 1949-50
(a lembrar a Vénus de Willendorf)

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