Cartier-Bresson Revisited

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‘Sometimes you need to break the rules. Henri Cartier-Bresson was a legendary rule-breaker, and his discordance with photography’s stymied role in culture changed the medium forever. His book The Decisive Moment, recently republished by Steidl, was groundbreaking when it was released in 1952 and still inspires photographers everywhere.’

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Geometric Bestiary

Dzia, a street artist from Belgium, started to paint murals just two and a half years ago, and he is already widely known for his incredibly detailed animal street art pieces. His signature style uses bold geometric lines, that make his work pop out even more, especially if he paints in abandoned areas. Dzia mainly works in his hometown of Antwerp, though some of his pieces can be seen in other European cities.

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LA Eye

Kathy Cowan explains how ‘Los Angeles artist Seth Armstrong will be exhibiting at LA’s Thinkspace Gallery from this weekend, with The Air is Thick, a show of new works that self-consciously capture a sense of looking, arresting moments with cinematic detail and voyeuristic curiosity.’

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Head Over Heels

It’s not often that a student film gets nominated for an Oscar, but such was the case with Head Over Heels, the graduate film of animator Timothy Reckart that went on to pickup awards and nominations around the world when it was released in two years ago. The film tells the story of a crumbling relationship depicted by the visual metaphor of a couple who are pulled by gravity in opposite directions; one lives on the ceiling and the other on the floor.

HEAD OVER HEELS from Timothy Reckart on Vimeo.

Synchromism

Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Au Café (Synchromy), 1918. Stanton MacDonald-Wright, was a modern American artist. He was a co-founder of Synchromism, an early abstract, color-based mode of painting, which was the first American avant-garde art movement to receive international attention.

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