Tags » Irving Penn

Charlotte Cotton: Something and Nothing (part 1)

In The Photograph as Contemporary Art (1) Charlotte Cotton includes a chapter that investigates the strategy of using inanimate objects or environments as a metaphor. In practice this chapter considers contemporary still life photography rather more than human altered landscapes without human presence but it acts as a general introduction to the subject of the absence and the signs of life. 1,993 more words

Research & Reflection

A Rare Glimpse Into American Photography’s Quirky History

In an earlier day, before there were art colleges everywhere and earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts was seen as the first step in becoming an artist or designer, people had to learn in other ways. 1,174 more words

Richard Avedon

The Art of Creation: Photography

Since young, I’ve been fascinated by photography and more specifically how it is able to portray an idea or theme through a visual interpretation. As human beings, when we cherish or appreciate something, naturally, we will take a photograph of it. 599 more words


Freeze Frame

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in the final week of the celebrated exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. Prior to the show’s opening in April of this year, Allison V. 676 more words

Dallas Museum Of Art

Vogue at Burlington Arcade

There’s an exhibition of Vogue covers along Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly at the moment that’s worth catching if you are in the area.

My favourite (of course) is the black and white Irving Penn cover for June 1950. 6 more words


Irving Penn at the Palazzo Grassi

The Palazzo Grassi in Venice presents “Irving Penn, Resonance”, the first major exhibition dedicated to the American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) in Italy. The show runs until 31 December 2014. 63 more words