From the bridge: bike boy
Marcel Zeiss 2010
Preview for proof edition of ’Small Town Inertia : Diary entries’.
Café Royal Books have very kindly added a pre-order for signed copies.
7.30am Monday: pre-order of Jim Mortram’s (@JAMortram) new book ‘Small Town Inertia : Diary entries’ (signed edition of 25). Unsigned available next Thursday with no pre order.
Caras Ionut (Romania)
Romanian artist Caras Ionut ingeniously assembles surreal landscapes and figures, often using his own photography. Ionut seems to have taken passion in cooler weather as his inspirations for photography in his life. Much of his work shows depictions of fall and winter and his mechanics entail several hues of blues and whites. Most people when considering dreams would think of good positive dreams, and he like to think he captured that in his work. Caras also seem to visit the darker side of what people may see of dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not unite understand or may feel alone.
Bartolomeo Manfredi died on this day in 1622. He was only 40 years old. One of the closest followers of Caravaggio, Manfredi is known for his faithful adoption of his mentor’s naturalism and tenebrism. He favored many of the same themes as his counterpart, including genre scenes and religious works, so much so that many of his works have been erroneously attributed to Caravaggio. Born near Mantua, Manfredi began his career in Milan, Cremona, and Brescia and moved to Rome around 1605, remaining there until his death. Sadly, his Concert and Card Players were destroyed in the 1993 bombing of the Uffizi Gallery.
Reference: John J. Chvostal. “Manfredi, Bartolomeo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053775>.
Bacchus and a Drinker, ca. 1600-10, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome.
Cupid Chastised. 1605-10, Art Institute, Chicago.
Gypsy Fortune Teller, 1616, Institute of Arts, Detroit.
Tribute Money, ca. 1610-20, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
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