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    Dr Marcus Bunyan
    Dr Marcus Bunyan
    Dr Marcus Bunyan

    Dr Marcus Bunyan

    Artist and writer of the Art Blart blog in Melbourne, Australia. Dr of Philosophy (2001), Master of Arts (1996) and currently studying a Master of Art Curatorsh

    Exhibition: 'Cutting edge: 21st-century photography' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne. “This is a solid if slightly dour exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art which examines the phenomena of the deconstruction of the physicality of the photograph.” artblart.com/... Photo: David Rosetzky (born Australia 1970) 'Hamish' 2004

    Exhibition: 'Cutting edge: 21st-century photography' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne. “This is a solid if slightly dour exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art which examines the phenomena of the deconstruction of the physicality of the photograph.” artblart.com/... Photo: Paul Knight (born Australia 1976) 'Untitled (PK_10_02)' (installation view) 2010

    Exhibition: 'Cutting edge: 21st-century photography' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne. “This is a solid if slightly dour exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art which examines the phenomena of the deconstruction of the physicality of the photograph.” artblart.com/... Photo: Jo Scicluna (born Australia 1969) 'When our horizons meet' 2013

    Exhibition: 'Cutting edge: 21st-century photography' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne. “This is a solid if slightly dour exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art which examines the phenomena of the deconstruction of the physicality of the photograph.” artblart.com/... Photo: Joshua Yeldham (born Australia 1970) 'Owl of tranquillity' (detail) 2015

    Review: 'Trent Parke: The camera is god' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. "These images remain a promise unfulfilled. They could have been so much more "than the closed-off beings of our own mediations, of our own mirrors, our machines."" artblart.com/... Photo: Trent Parke (born Australia 1971) 'The camera is god (street portrait series)' (installation view detail) 2013

    Review: 'Trent Parke: The camera is god' at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. "These images remain a promise unfulfilled. They could have been so much more "than the closed-off beings of our own mediations, of our own mirrors, our machines."" artblart.com/... Photo: Trent Parke (born Australia 1971) 'The camera is god (street portrait series)' (installation view) 2013

    Upcoming sale at Lawsons Auctioneers. If you have a spare AUD $10-15,000 dollars! "Kelly Gang Signed Photograph an original carte de visite, pasted down on a Tasmanian photographer's card, then further pasted down to a 1920s Kodak paper, showing Dan Kelly, Ned Kelly & Steve Hart on a verandah, probably at Euroa. This has been signed Dan K, Ned K (in Joe Byrne's hand) & Steve Hart in 1879."

    Exhibition 'Every Photograph is an Enigma' at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich. "Hasn't it always seemed false to you in 'Camera Lucida' where Barthes talks about his response to an image (eg. the supposed "lost" image of his mother), he allows it to freeze in his text? Surely he would feel different later (another singularity). And yet the freezing is necessary for the arguments Barthes makes." artblart.com/...

    Exhibition 'Every Photograph is an Enigma' at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich. "Hasn't it always seemed false to you in 'Camera Lucida' where Barthes talks about his response to an image (eg. the supposed "lost" image of his mother), he allows it to freeze in his text? Surely he would feel different later (another singularity). And yet the freezing is necessary for the arguments Barthes makes." artblart.com/...

    Exhibition 'Every Photograph is an Enigma' at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich. "Hasn't it always seemed false to you in 'Camera Lucida' where Barthes talks about his response to an image (eg. the supposed "lost" image of his mother), he allows it to freeze in his text? Surely he would feel different later (another singularity). And yet the freezing is necessary for the arguments Barthes makes." artblart.com/...

    Unknown Artist (Senegal) 'Portrait of a Woman' c. 1910 Glass negative 6 x 4 in (16.5 x 11.4 cm)

    Unknown Artist (Senegal) 'Two Girls, Indoors' c. 1915 Gelatin silver print from glass negative, 2015 2 x 3 in (5.7 x 7.6 cm)

    Magnificent! Seydou Keïta (Malian, 1921/23 - 2001) 'Reclining Woman' 1950s-1960s Gelatin silver print, 1975 5 x 7 in (13 x 19 cm)

    Malick Sidibé (Malian, b. 1936) 'Self-Portrait' 1956 Gelatin silver print in original frame of reverse-painted glass, tape, cardboard, string

    Photographs: 'Andrew Follows: Carmania' “Hats off to my photographer friend Andrew Follows for a stunning set of Australian automobile photographs.” artblart.com/... Photo: Andrew Follows. 'XB Faclon 500 coupe John Goss special 1975' 2016

    Photographs: 'Andrew Follows: Carmania' “Hats off to my photographer friend Andrew Follows for a stunning set of Australian automobile photographs.” artblart.com/... Photo: Andrew Follows. 'XA Ford Faclon coupe GT 1974 Faze 4' 2016

    Exhibition: 'Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia' at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “What a memorable exhibition! The presentation of the work is excellent, just what one would hope for, and the works themselves are magnificent - objects that you would hope existed, but didn’t know for sure that they did.” artblart.com/... Photo: Albert Londe. 'Hysterics' Nd

    Exhibition: 'Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia' at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “What a memorable exhibition! The presentation of the work is excellent, just what one would hope for, and the works themselves are magnificent - objects that you would hope existed, but didn’t know for sure that they did.” artblart.com/... Photo: Anon. 'Naked archer' 1910

    Exhibition: 'Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia' at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “What a memorable exhibition! The presentation of the work is excellent, just what one would hope for, and the works themselves are magnificent - objects that you would hope existed, but didn’t know for sure that they did.” artblart.com/... Photo: Anonymous photographer 'Sports at the beach' c. 1912

    Exhibition: 'Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia' at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “What a memorable exhibition! The presentation of the work is excellent, just what one would hope for, and the works themselves are magnificent - objects that you would hope existed, but didn’t know for sure that they did.” artblart.com/... Art work: William Morris. 'Decoration fabric Strawberry Thief London' 1883

    Exhibition: 'Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia' at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. “What a memorable exhibition! The presentation of the work is excellent, just what one would hope for, and the works themselves are magnificent - objects that you would hope existed, but didn’t know for sure that they did.” artblart.com/... Art work: Atelier d’Ora. 'Rotes Haar' | 'Red Hair' 1911

    "Rare and wonderful CDV of an early 1870's baseball player leaning on his bat with one hand, and the chair with his other. He's wearing a fine baseball cap, and his shirt displays a shield with a large Old English "S" upon it." C. C. Urill (American) 'Untitled [baseball player]' c. 1870s Carte de Visite 2.5" x 4.1875"

    Exhibition: 'The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White' at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. "Just imagine holding this composition, this music ("visual literacy") in your head for nigh on 28 years before you sequenced these images.” artblart.com/... Photo: Minor White. 'Nude Foot, San Francisco' 1947

    Exhibition: 'The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White' at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. "Just imagine holding this composition, this music ("visual literacy") in your head for nigh on 28 years before you sequenced these images.” artblart.com/... Photo: Minor White. 'Birdlime and Surf, Point Lobos, California' 1951

    Exhibition: 'The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White' at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. "Just imagine holding this composition, this music ("visual literacy") in your head for nigh on 28 years before you sequenced these images.” artblart.com/... Photo: Minor White. 'Vicinity of Danville, New York' 1955

    The whole plate is just mesmerising. The folds in the dress echoed in the folds of the backdrop for example, the dark wooden chair peeking out from behind the body ... and then the attitude of the hands. Unknown photographer. 'Untitled [Unidentified womman]' 1848 Sixth Plate Daguerreotype

    Unknown photographer. 'Untitled [Unidentified man]' 1850s Quarter plate Daguerreotype

    Magnificent... just look at the clothes, hair (almost like a hipster today) and stare. "Very rare museum quality Madison, Wisconsin maker marked sixth plate daguerreotype by G. A. Johnson of a handsomely dressed gentleman with chin beard and duck tail hairdo." G. A. Johnson. 'Untitled [Unidentified man]' 1850s Sixth Plate Daguerreotype

    Strong image, especially the look on the lad's face at left, but the empty, negative space at top right simply doesn't work. There is nothing to hold that corner together, and the eye is left to fall out of the image. Dorothea Lange. 'Three Generations of Texans' 1935

    Julia Margaret Cameron's working methods from the exhibition 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    An Introduction to Julia Margaret Cameron from the exhibition 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Exhibition: 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. “I am always ecstatic when I see her work, no more so than when I view images that I have not seen before.” artblart.com/... Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron. 'The Passing of King Arthur' 1874

    Exhibition: 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. “I am always ecstatic when I see her work, no more so than when I view images that I have not seen before.” artblart.com/... Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron. 'Charles Darwin' 1868, printed 1875

    Exhibition: 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. “I am always ecstatic when I see her work, no more so than when I view images that I have not seen before.” artblart.com/... Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron. 'May Day' 1866

    Exhibition: 'Julia Margaret Cameron' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. “I am always ecstatic when I see her work, no more so than when I view images that I have not seen before.” artblart.com/... Photo: Julia Margaret Cameron. 'Circe' 1865

    Emmet Gowin. 'Nancy, Edith's niece in Danville (Virginia)' 1969. I absolutely love this photograph, one of my favourite by that classical American photographer Emmet Gowin (who trained under Harry Callahan).

    A couple more of beautiful images for your delectation... Hiromu Kira. 'The Thinker' c. 1930 "Hiromu Kira, a Japanese-American photographer belonging to the pictorialist movement of the 1920s and '30s, made this bromide print using an image he made while demonstrating a camera to a customer, the sitter, at the Hollywood Dam."

    Martin Wong. Brilliant... deserves to be up there with David Wojnarowicz, Peter Hujar and Jean-Michel Basquiat

    This is a brilliant image - the same year as Weston's first Point Lobos images. Werner Mantz. 'Bridge' 1929 artblart.com/...

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Photo: Arthur Köster (1890-1960) 'St. Georgs-Garten Housing Settlement, Architect Otto Haesler (St. Georgs-Garten Siedlung, Architekt Otto Haesler)' 1920s

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Art work: Otto Dix (1891-1969) 'Portait of the Lawyer Hugo Simons (Porträt des Rechtsanwalts Hugo Simons)' 1925

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Art work: Wilhelm Schnarrenberger (1892-1966) 'Portrait of an Architect (Porträt eines Architekten)' 1923

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Photo: Albert Renger-Patzsch. 'Flat Irons for Shoe Manufacture, Fagus Factory I (Bügeleisen für Schuhfabrikation, Fagus-Werk, Alfeld)' 1926

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Art work: George Scholz (1890-1945) 'Cacti and Semaphore (Kakteen und Semaphore)' 1923

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Photo: August Sander (1876-1964) 'The Architect (Hans Poelzig) (Der Architekt Hans Poelzig)' 1928

    Exhibition: 'New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). "This is a mad, dangerous, exciting world in which these artists lived." artblart.com/... Art work: Christian Schad (1894-1982) 'Boys in Love (Liebende Knaben)' 1929

    Vale David Bowie. View more videos and a tribute on Art Blart artblart.com/...

    Vale David Bowie. Read my review of the recent exhibition 'David Bowie Is' at ACMI, Melbourne. artblart.com/...

    Vale David Bowie. Read my review of the recent exhibition 'David Bowie Is' at ACMI, Melbourne. artblart.com/...

    Vale David Bowie. Read my review of the recent exhibition 'David Bowie Is' at ACMI, Melbourne. artblart.com/...