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Mondrian's Glasses and Pipe Kertész took this photograph as part of a series of "portraits" of his friend, the painter Piet Mondrian, most of which do not feature the artist himself. Through using reflections, transparency and shadows, Kertész creates his portrait through absence, drawing the viewer's attention to Mondrian's "presence" through his abstracted possessions. The use of bold monochrome lines also evokes a sense of Mondrian's characteristic paintings, and Mondrian's advocacy for a simplified geometric aesthetic. The photograph epitomizes some of the key concerns of modernism, particularly through its espousal of radical new forms of expression and its attempts to capture beauty in mundane objects. The art critic Maria Morris Hambourg summed up the impact of the image in the following statement: "Kertész photographed only the table, cropping the top of the image and blackening the corners through overexposure, leaving only the emblems of their leader's concentration and rigor [...] The strictness of the abridgment, the harmony of the geometric elements, and the human character clinging to the spare, personal attributes, made this photograph an icon of European modernism from the first time it was exhibited, at Galerie Au Sacre du Printemps in Paris, in 1927." #artandphilosophy #andrekertesz #stilllife #visualdesign #historyofphotography #photographyphilosophy #modernism #photographyschool #monochrome
CONGRATULATIONS FRIENDS, PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IIP HAS CREATED HISTORY, AGAIN... by commencing it’s First batch of Online Master Diploma in Photography Programme today, successfully. ... With the Covid-19 pandemic setting a new world order, it has changed the way we live and learn. With the importance shifting to online learning, we at IIP have created a brand new chapter in photography learning by unveiling today! As the pioneer in Online Photography Education, our inaugural Online Master Diploma in Photography Programme is all set to showcase our responsibilities towards continuity in learning despite all odds. ... #photographyeducation #iip #OnlineMasterDiplomaInPhotography #onlinelearning #lifeatiip #learningneverstops #iipians #iipedu #onlinephotography #learninginlockdown #historyofphotography #theworldisyours #nocompromise