Posts Tagged ‘Peter Nisbet’

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Saturday, December 21st, 1991

Bernd and Hilla Becher photographed blast furnaces, water towers, power stations, and other industrial structures, which they called “anonymous sculpture.” I thought of this show again when I first read W.G. Sebald’s books — mysterious, elusive, and strangely moving.

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Adolph von Menzel

Tuesday, July 11th, 1989

MENZEL’s drawings often show people and things as if they were turning into shadow, turning into smoke, dissolving into a cloud; just about to disappear. He said, “I early cultivated the habit of drawing things as though I were never to see them again.”

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