Irma González, Lucha Libre, 1960, Mexico
Kabuki – Shunkyō Kagami Jishi, 1910s A Kabuki dancer as the rampaging spirit of a shishi (mythical lion), who falls asleep after sporting among the peonies, only to be awoken by two kochō (butterflies) that tease him mercilessly as he angrily tries to catch them. He works himself into a mighty rage, flinging his luxuriant mane around in a fury of movement.
Artists who arrive fully formed at a young age always dazzle, and Francesca Woodman was one of the most gifted and dazzling artist prodigies in recent history. In the 30 years since her untimely death, Woodman has gained a following among successive generations of artists and photographers. Containing many previously unpublished photographs, it is the definitive Francesca Woodman monograph.
Orson Welles while filming "Chimes at Midnight", Spain, 1964 | Photographer: Nicolas Tikhomiroff
La Golondrina doing a floor backbend in Granada, Spain, in 1954. © The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos
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