Painting does not provide sufficient security.
June 8, 2016 7:04 PM   Subscribe

I am inspired by three things: decorativeness, motion, and the stillness and expression of individual lines.
(All links NSFW). František Drtikol was a Bohemian photographer who in the 1920s, created nude studies that mingled Cubism, Abstraction and Art Deco.
In 1930 he abandoned live models for cutouts, and in 1935 he gave up photography altogether to return to painting.
Some more of his work with possible repeats.
posted by adamvasco (3 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Incredible work! How wonderful to discover a new (old) artist. So much was happening in those days. I can't believe I missed this guy. And as a Kafkamaniac, I am surprised to find a side bar quote of his I missed:

Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made. (Franz Kafka)
posted by kozad at 7:52 PM on June 8, 2016 [3 favorites]

Amazing stuff. I don't know why, but I'm always surprised how much I love of early art photography, and how much interesting work was being done.
posted by bongo_x at 8:55 PM on June 9, 2016

Here are a few more
posted by adamvasco at 8:12 AM on June 11, 2016

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