GBH (UK, 1982).

Lomography Tag of the Day - abstract

Brassaï, Amuletta 2 (1971)
Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, inv. AM2000-DEPserie198
(C) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jacques 
I came across this image by chance and have kind of become obsessed with it. It symbolises a lot of what I hope to achieve with this tumblr blog, which is why I have chosen it for my first post - combining modern with ancient in one object that speaks directly to the senses. The sculpture is sensuous, crying out to be handled, but its presentation in a photograph keeps its curves frustratingly 2D and out of reach. And what curves! They knock against both the abstract forms of Cycladic art and the erotic nudes of Hellenistic Greece, showing the sculpture’s ancient influences but remodelling them in brilliantly abstract form.

Edward S. Curtis. The Ceremony. 1905.

Lone Tree, Crow (Apsaroke) Indian brave, 1908 by Edward S. Curtis

Apache Mountain Spirit Dancers
Photo by Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952)

© Edward S. Curtis- Two young Cheyenne men in ceremonial paint : “The Sun Dance Pledgers”, 1910