Photographer Profile ~ Richard Avedon
Born in New York in 1923, Richard Avedon dropped out of high school and joined the Merchant Marine's photographic section. Upon his return in 1944, he found a job as a photographer in a department store. Within two years he had been "found" by an art director at HARPER'S BAZAAR and was producing work for them as well as VOGUE, LOOK, and a number of other magazines. During the early years, Avedon made his living primarily through work in advertising. His real passion, however, was the…
I can never come up with what to say so here are some words that I love from Leonard Cohen:ring the bells that still can ringforget your perfect offering- there is a crack in everything that's how the...
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Fauvism | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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A Few Fauvist Women by Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958)
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