Paris Photo 2016 fair

Discussion in 'Abstract' started by ajhingel, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Enjoy? . . . .It is a joke.
  2. Gup

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    Anders, I only had trouble with the first link.
    Thank you for taking the considerable time I'm sure it took to post this information. I'm not in Paris but if I were I'm sure I would have been drawn to this event. Neither am I really a fan of abstracts in any medium but I always try to better my understanding of others' tastes and their work.
    In this regard, contributors at often serve to help with my continuing life education.
  3. Thanks Gup, nice encouraging words.
    As to Bela, you know maybe, that I'm very engaged in fine arts and especially in Modern Art. Whe you look at modern art from about 1870 to after the 1950s, there are in fact so many different expressions and schools, that you are doomed to fall on something, that you strongly dislike. That's just fine ! You can also concentrate on what is interesting for you and gives you something satisfactory for your specific interests and needs. Same with photography.
  4. Dear Anders. I studied "art" from my younger age at 6-7. I attended schools, work-classes, and name it all the way to my 78 years of age. I believe, I know, what is contemporary, modern, and so on and so on art style, having enough time to see and experience all of them. And I like modern art myself very much. I hope, I'm not arrogant and snob either. My statement is still stand, Paris or not Paris.
    No more comments.
  5. Thanks for the links, Anders.
    While there are several that I thought were magnificently awful, there are two that I am taken by.
    I really like the second one (2) by Edgar Martins, and I'm surprised to find that I'm very interested in the one by Eva Schiengel (though surely it's not an abstract -- >> you knew I'd say that). On the other hand, I'm disappointed with the Braeckman. I usually love his stuff.
  6. Geez! Anders, that Abstract you posted that I called surrealism of the telephoto compression looking miniature people laying on the floor under hanging lights puts all those you linked to shame.
    It doesn't even look like they're trying. Also I've seen more compelling and interesting looking Abstracts rummaging PN's Random Image Generator. I'ld expect more out of a place like Paris.
    But thanks for the effort in finding and posting those links.
  7. Julie yes I knew that you would say that, and would have expected you would say the same for the Aveta works. I'm not surprised by Tim's comments either.
    I would prefer to transport both of you to the Grand Palais in Paris, because such works surely need to be seen as the huge prints. Several of them are "Diasec Face" prints, which is a whole story by itself, that some of you would know: Mostly expanding in Europe and patented by a Dutch firm (the patent has recently expired), the printing is made directly on an acrylic surface like those of Aveta.
    It should be said, that those I linked to are all works that I admire and I find inspiring. It should also be said that none of them are presented at the fair as "abstract photography". No such categories are used at the fair. I'm sure, if the galeries started using such categories, they would have the same discussions, as we have here on Photonet.
  8. It should also be said that none of them are presented at the fair as "abstract photography". No such categories are used at the fair.​
    So what did they call them, Anders?
  9. In general at such fairs which I systematically visit, such categories are not used anywhere. It is not a sales argument and collectors who buy the works know what periods, regional origins, artists and schools they are looking for.
    Mostly the known artists, that people at such fairs collect, have all made works of several "schools" among which you often find a period of abstract works. Kandinski for example and sometimes abstract photographical like the artist of the German Bauhaus school artists like Moholy-Nagy for example.
    There is a passionating exposition on Bauhaus at Louvre for the moment.
  10. I should mention that all the eleven photographers I referred to above have done and are also doing photographical works, that are clearly non-abstract, following whatever definition of "abstract" we can come up with.
  11. anders, thanks for sharing this. i enjoyed viewing them. i wish i could see them in person. but, hey, thanks; i am not in paris.
  12. While a few of these remind me of a painting I once saw called 'green line on canvas,' which was, as you might guess, a green line on a canvas, most provide for interesting viewing and, for me, a curiosity of how they were created. But as always, art is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for posting.

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