Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Caleb Charland, Helix with Matches. 

Caleb Charland, Helix with Matches


Fingers of Fate-The Tightening Grip, Unknown Artist, ca. 1916. 
During World War I, European postcard publishers used photomontage to fan the flames of patriotism on both sides of the conflict. A postcard issued in Munich in 1914 shows a towering German infantryman pounding together the heads of three soldiers of the Triple Entente-France, England, and Russia-in what the caption called a “powerful collision”. A few years later, an English publisher countered with a card on which a giant hand, its wrist and fingernails adorned with official portraits of the Allied leaders, crushes Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II in the “tightening grip”. 

Fingers of Fate-The Tightening Grip, Unknown Artist, ca. 1916. 

During World War I, European postcard publishers used photomontage to fan the flames of patriotism on both sides of the conflict. A postcard issued in Munich in 1914 shows a towering German infantryman pounding together the heads of three soldiers of the Triple Entente-France, England, and Russia-in what the caption called a “powerful collision”. A few years later, an English publisher countered with a card on which a giant hand, its wrist and fingernails adorned with official portraits of the Allied leaders, crushes Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II in the “tightening grip”. 


Edward J. Steichen, The Pond-Moonrise, 1904. 

Edward J. Steichen, The Pond-Moonrise, 1904. 


Roman Vishniac, Boy Standing on Mountain of Rubble, Berlin, 1947. 

Roman Vishniac, Boy Standing on Mountain of Rubble, Berlin, 1947. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Maya Kulenovic, Pestilence, 2003. 

Maya Kulenovic, Pestilence, 2003. 


Minor White, 72 North Union Street, Rochester, New York, 1956. 

Minor White, 72 North Union Street, Rochester, New York, 1956. 


John Singer Sargent, Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84. 

John Singer Sargent, Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84. 


Pleurosigma (marine diatoms), Darkfield and Polarize Light. Michael Stringer.

Pleurosigma (marine diatoms), Darkfield and Polarize Light. Michael Stringer.



Fluorescent actin protein filaments. Dennis Breitsprecher, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Germany’s Hannover Medical School. 

Fluorescent actin protein filaments. Dennis Breitsprecher, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Germany’s Hannover Medical School. 


August Sander, Circus People, 1930. 

August Sander, Circus People, 1930.