Saturday, January 30, 2010

shrouded in mystery

Let's start with one of my all time favorite paintings ...
The Lovers 2, by René Magritte

or The Lovers that preceded it

and then let's look at other shrouded figures ...

(and note that as I introduce them, each introduction means
that credit is being issued
PRIOR to the visual, hence,
artist name is being viewed before the visual reference)

by Jan Saudek

Irving Penn

Richard Avedon

Deborah Turbeville

Steven Meisel

Sebastião Salgado's shot of refugees in Ethiopia (1984)

Associated Press photographer, Mohammad abu Ghosh's shot
of a woman in Amman, Jordan

Guy Bourdin

Albert Watson's interpretation of a Gianfranco Ferre Silk Scarf

Barbara Morgan's photographs of Martha Graham

and of Valerie Bettis

Erwin Blumenfeld

Margaret Bourke-White's photograph of Muslim men carrying a refuge

Norman Parkinson's take on fashion

Steven Meisel

Jean Gaumy's photograph of women in Tehran

Herb Ritts

Mary Ellen Mark

David Hamilton

Stephen Ciuccoli

Zoriah's depiction of war

Zoetnet's covering of nuptials

and of course, Annie Leibovitz's Christo.

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