quarta-feira, julho 16, 2003
La estela de Goya
Zapata, Alenza y Lucas en las colecciones
de dibujos del Museo del Prado
15 julio - 12 octubre 2003
Sala de Dibujos de Goya (Edificio Villanueva)
Niño arrebatado por una bruja
“La impronta de Francisco de Goya permaneció a lo largo de todo el siglo XIX en buena parte de los artistas españoles, tanto en su aspecto plástico como en su iconografía. Ahora, a través de los dibujos conservados en el Museo del Prado, muchos de ellos inéditos y la mayoría nunca expuestos, se hace patente la profunda influencia que ejerció el pintor en el desarrollo creativo de estos autores. La exposición se compone de ejemplos de muy diversas tendencias y cronología que van desde la interesantísima serie de contra-caprichos de José Zapata, pasando por los ejemplos del costumbrismo romántico de pintores madrileños como Leonardo Alenza y Eugenio Lucas, hasta deleitarnos con alguno de los exquisitos diseños de Mariano Fortuny, para ya en el fin de siglo, mostrar la intencionada imitación goyesca de Francisco Domingo Marqués. Todo ello nos permitirá analizar en toda su extensión el alcance de la influencia de Goya en toda la centuria.”
Arnold Newman - Master Portraits
23 May – 24 August, 2003 – Louisiana Museum
Igor Stravinsky, Composer New York, 1946 / Marilyn Monroe, Actor Hollywood, California, 1962.
Jean Dubuffet, Painter, sculptor Vence, Frankrig, 1956 / Francis Bacon, Painter London, England, 1975 / Alfried Krupp, Industrialist Essen, Germany, 1963.
”Arnold Newman has earned a reputation as one of the most influential portraitists of our time, a photographer who has changed the way we look at ourselves”, says Philip Brookman, curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and author of Arnold Newman, a major work on the artist (Taschen Verlag, 2000). There is ample reason why Arnold Newman today is considered a master of photography. It has been said that all photographers in one way or another are influenced by his images, style and method. (…)
Born in New York on 3 March, 1918, Newman began photographing in Philadelphia at the age of twenty. The 1930s Depression era was a difficult time in the U.S. – also for his parents who saw their business go down. In spite of this, Arnold Newman quickly became successful and in the 1940s established his own studio in New York’s Manhattan. After that, things progressed rapidly. He was discovered by photography historian Beaumont Newhall and photographer, gallery-owner and publisher Alfred Stieglitz. Newman’s work was exhibited at the A.D. Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased the first of his pictures. The meeting with Beaumont Newhall and Stieglitz catapulted Arnold Newman into the centre of events. He gained major recognition and began working for fashion and travel magazines.
Arnold Newman records history with his camera. Not only has he photographed many of the most outstanding personalities of the 20th century, including Leonard Bernstein, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, John F. Kennedy, Marc Chagall, Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, Igor Stravinsky and Andy Warhol, he has also portrayed all American presidents since Harry S. Truman.
His most famous portrait, shot in New York in 1946, is of the composer and conductor Igor Stravinsky. Stravinsky is seated at the lower left corner of the picture, taking up very little space in comparison to the large, curved lid of a grand piano. In this almost musical composition, Newman has placed the composer as a ”detail” of its large space. Today this picture has attained the status of an icon, but at the time it was a fresh and differently conceived image, so provocative, in fact, that the otherwise very modern fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar rejected it. But at the same time Newman was highly respected, not least because he was one of the legendary figures working for LIFE Magazine where the emphasis was on quality reportage. This job suited Newman who was now creating on location portraits in which he captured not only the personality of his models but the space they inhabit.”
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quarta-feira, julho 16, 2003