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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2020, 05:32:53 AM »
I discovered Kittelsen through the music of Geirr Tveitt - I was intrigued by the cover of this album


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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2020, 05:44:13 AM »
I like Arve Moen Bergset. He was something like a child prodigy, singing old Norse melodies with an angelic voice. Later he became a famous violinist and formed a folk group. He plays also in the Oslo PhO.

https://ofo.no/en/about-us/musicians

https://youtu.be/74QZQ-r7abA

https://youtu.be/0lMT9VS6KfE

Sometimes I'll buy also the odd postcard....





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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2020, 06:43:41 AM »
What kind of butterfly or moth is that?  It's quite striking!

I've seen three different types of butterfly this week and this one's a peacock butterfly. Looks like I might have to go off full auto and try reducing the lens aperture to get insects all in focus though.

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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2020, 06:46:31 AM »
Here's one I found on the web - Pavlova's Dog :P.

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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2020, 07:42:35 AM »
Sometimes I'll buy also the odd postcard....

Get postcard!  Very creative!   ;D
EDIT:  I had meant to type "Great" not "Get".  lol
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« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2020, 10:17:44 AM »
Great, Pavlova's dog. I have a few opera singers divas. And an unknown divo, in "L'Africaine".

Here is Maria SERVERIUS, Belgian Falcon and dramatic soprano (1902-1976). Salome, 1927.
Her daughter was Raymonde SERVERIUS, also a soprano and a noted concert soloist.

For those who read Dutch/Flemish: miss Serverius apparently had a 'volcanic temperament...and she danced the Dance of the 7 veils herself"!
Interesting: the program consisted of Stravinsky's Firebird and Strauss Salome.
http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/cti/html/1939-07-00_monet_1927-28.html
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« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2020, 11:39:40 AM »
Great, Pavlova's dog. I have a few opera singers divas. And an unknown divo, in "L'Africaine".

Here is Maria SERVERIUS, Belgian Falcon and dramatic soprano (1902-1976). Salome, 1927.
Her daughter was Raymonde SERVERIUS, also a soprano and a noted concert soloist.

For those who read Dutch/Flemish: miss Serverius apparently had a 'volcanic temperament...and she danced the Dance of the 7 veils herself"!
Interesting: the program consisted of Stravinsky's Firebird and Strauss Salome.
http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/cti/html/1939-07-00_monet_1927-28.html

Does the Paris Opera have any sort of online archive like the Met does? I couldn't find one, but if it does, it should be easy to figure out who the singer was. The costume seems very similar to that worn by the singer Faure when he created the role of Nelusko back in 1865.


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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2020, 12:25:35 PM »
Great, Pavlova's dog. I have a few opera singers divas. And an unknown divo, in "L'Africaine".

Here is Maria SERVERIUS, Belgian Falcon and dramatic soprano (1902-1976). Salome, 1927.
Her daughter was Raymonde SERVERIUS, also a soprano and a noted concert soloist.

For those who read Dutch/Flemish: miss Serverius apparently had a 'volcanic temperament...and she danced the Dance of the 7 veils herself"!
Interesting: the program consisted of Stravinsky's Firebird and Strauss Salome.
http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/cti/html/1939-07-00_monet_1927-28.html
I've had cabinet cards of Clara Louise Kellogg, Emma Calvé, and Louise Homer (in various operatic costumes) framed (along with an autograph for each; the kind of setting in which the autograph is not on the item itself but on a separate piece of paper) which are fun to look at.  I have a kind of opera 'wall' around a bookcase containing a bunch of books on music, composers, bios and autobios of artists like Callas, Sutherland and so on.  Also a signed Met program from the I want to say 1930's along with some posters and a few more current black and white photos of some more singers.  I know, silly, but I had fun putting it together and enjoy it.   :D

By the way, collecting even not-so-expensive ephemera can get pricey (if you want it framed):  if you want to put it in a reasonably nice frame with museum-quality glass (High UV protection and also non-reflective), it adds up!  :(  For that reason, I have some other cabinet cards or cartes de visite that I keep in a couple of envelopes which I look at from time to time.

I also keep an eye out for old postcards of opera houses.   :)

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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2020, 01:51:10 PM »
Get postcard!  Very creative!   ;D
EDIT:  I had meant to type "Great" not "Get".  lol

Of course!
Good to read that you have some photographs framed.
Over many years and in several countries (USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary...) i spent many happy moments browsing and selecting. I should (and could now...) make, at least, an inventory. I scanned several, but many more await more attention.



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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2020, 05:34:46 PM »
Of course!
Good to read that you have some photographs framed.
Over many years and in several countries (USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary...) i spent many happy moments browsing and selecting. I should (and could now...) make, at least, an inventory. I scanned several, but many more await more attention.
Hi pjme,

Do you ever frame your cabinet cards/postcards, etc.?  Or display them somehow?  Or how do you keep them?

And, wow, sounds like you've moved a lot (or travels?) and have a lot of interesting stories?   :)

PD

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« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2020, 01:37:52 AM »
Hi PD,

well, living in Belgium makes traveling in Europe rather easy.
I never counted the photographs that I collected. 200-300, I think. The quality (size,(dis)coloration, faults and damages etc.) varies hugely, of course. But even (very) damaged photos can have a poetical quality, in my view.
For the moment I have nothing framed or on display. They are sleeping in boxes.

This strange ,damaged trio I find quite endearing:
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« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2020, 05:23:10 AM »
Oh, cute!   :)

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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2020, 08:51:49 AM »
Taken out the window last night.

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« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2020, 08:46:16 PM »
Edward Steichen meets Balzac meet Rodin (Musée Rodin, Paris). One of my favorites from one of the greatest portrait photographers ever.

If you really dislike Bach you keep quiet about it! - Andras Schiff

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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2020, 08:56:25 PM »
Melpomone--Landon Rives, one of the most hauntingly beautiful and mysterious photographs ever created, also by Edward Steichen.


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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2020, 09:59:26 PM »
Great use of light and shade there, and both quite different. It must be incredibly difficult to get the lighting, exposure and developing just right with chemical photography, even visualising what the scene is going to look like in monochrome.

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« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2020, 10:12:21 PM »
Thanks for the Steichen (1879 -1973) photographs. He is one of the great masters!
The printing technique made me think of Belgian photographer Léonard Misonne (1870-1943) :

https://www.theartcouch.be/fotografie/leonard-misonne-1870-1943/?fbclid=IwAR2K9MAbNv91oxB8KaeT-hZsaylVqPfwm16ENvJ3-4lvbne-HCltXX6tAWo



https://pf.nl/agenda/leonard-misonne-lautre-misonne/


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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2020, 04:06:18 AM »
I'm a big fan of Cecil Beaton:



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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2020, 04:29:42 AM »
The Antwerp Photography Museum has a great exhibition on Stephan Vanfleteren.

https://fomu.be/kalender/present-at-home

https://www.stephanvanfleteren.com/surftribe


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« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2020, 06:13:33 AM »
The Antwerp Photography Museum has a great exhibition on Stephan Vanfleteren.

https://fomu.be/kalender/present-at-home

https://www.stephanvanfleteren.com/surftribe
Thank you for those links.  I particularly enjoyed the talk by the museum guide.