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Welcome back to our twenty sixth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy’. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section Tickle Your Fancyis an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…


 

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs

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Robert H. Jackson (*1934)
“Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald to Death, Dallas” November 24, 1963
silver gelatin print on glossy fibre paper, printed by August 28, 1983 17,3 (20,5) x 21 (21,8) cm

The Daniel Blau gallery in London are exhibiting a selection of vintage prints from Pulitzer prize winners. The exhibition is composed of original vintage prints of famous photographs, many of which have documented and shaped our history. The show includes Robert H. Jackson’s photograph of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald and PaulVathis’“Two Men with a Problem”, amongst many others.

Exhibition dates – 15 February – 29 March 2014
@DanielBlauLtd

 

Top 10 Sexiest Works of Art – Ever

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©Getty Images – ‘Picasso with Jacqueline Roque his wife for 20 years from 1954’

The Guardian selects ten works of art depicting ‘erotic pleasure in unique and thought provoking ways’. Pablo Picasso’s La Douleur is among them. Known for his irrepressible sexual appetite towards women, yet also resenting his dependence on them. He famously informed one lover, ‘for me, there are two kinds of women – goddesses and doormats’.

Also included is Japanese artist Hokusai’s masterpiece of erotic art known as Shunga and there’s so much more. Interesting read

Go here


The Man with Three Legs – Zhang Huan

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©Zhang Huan

Totally fascinating interview with Chinese artist Zhang Huan, his art is so personal and also highly politicalised. ‘His art knows no bounds in terms of the means he uses to convey messages of identity, spiritualism, vulnerability and contravention – ranging from performance to photography, installation, sculpture and painting.

Read more here


Make Your Own Masterpiece With the Rijksmuseum

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‘Last year, the Rijksmuseum — the Dutch national museum dedicated to art and history — launched the Rijkstudio, an incredible online portal that not only allows users to browse 150,000 masterworks in their collection, but encourages them to use high-resolution downloads to create their own works of art.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Rijksstudio, the Rijksmuseum is holding a contest for the best design using an image from their collection. Anyone can enter, and the winner will get €1,500 in prize money and the chance to have their item produced and carried in the Rijksmuseum atelier.

To inspire the entrants, the Rijksstudio partnered with Etsy designers to showcase the creative possibilities.’

Take a look here


Incredible Images Not Photoshopped

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It’s easy to assume when viewing perfectly timed and captured images that they have been Photoshopped but not one of these thirteen shots has not been Photoshopped at all. Incredible images, view them here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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