Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Morning Museum: George Brassaï

George Brassaï, 1973 by Imogen Cunningham

George Brassaï [Gyula (Jules) Halász] – Saturday 9 September 1899 Brassó, Transylvania to Sunday 8 July 1984 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

Hungarian-born French Photographer

Couple D'amoureux Dans un Petit Café, Quartier Italie, circa 1932

"In this photograph, Brassaï's compositional skill is evident in the way he has framed his subjects, each lover's gaze reflected in a mirror. Such artifice and formal elegance, rather than the harsh realities of photographic realism, were of supreme importance to him. Indeed, this and many of his photographs were staged, leading to a complicity between photographer and subject that adds to the picture's sophistication and playfulness." – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last Monday’s Artist – Caspar David Friedrich
Next Monday’s Artist – Henri-Edmond Cross

“Monday Morning Museum” logo crated by Adrean Darce Brent

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