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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