Dreams of Desire 47 (Brassai)


brassai-le-nu-1949-courtesy-of-la-petit-melancolie1 Brassai-Nude 1949 One of the greatest of 20th century photographers, Brassai’s reputation rests largely on the iconic images of Parisian street and night life he captured in his 1933 bookParis de nuit (Paris by night), which with its noir, atmospheric depictionof fog bound streets, bustling cafes and brothel scenes populated by lovers, prostitutes, pimps and other coldly calculating seekers of pleasure, forever sealed in the popular imagination the myth of Paris as the quintessential bohemian city. Considering the milieu he portrayed it is maybe no surprise that Brassai was also a master of the nude study. Many of his more abstract and experimental nudes of the 1930’s were featured in the Surrealist magazine Minotaure.

Born Gyula Halasz in Brasov, Transylvania, at the time part of Hungary, later Romania, in 1899, Brassai studied in Budapest and Berlin before moving to Paris in 1924, where he would live for…

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      1. Grandtrines Post author

        Funny you mention that. The more I do on WP, the more I think I should be an agent or publisher or something like that. I do like to write, but I think my skills in these other areas might be stronger. Hmmm.

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      2. Grandtrines Post author

        Yes, let’s continue our dialog, also. (That also reminds me to review content / consider more reblogs.) And, if the thread gets dropped, somehow (it happens), stop back by and say hello!

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