Jan 5, 2009

Some paintings I've been photographing over the years.

By alphabetical order:

Adolf Hoelzel - "Sophie", ca. 1925.

Alexej Jawlensky - "Dunkle Augen", 1912

Almada Negreiros, 1928 (other details unknown to me)

António Inverno (date and title unknown to me)

Arpad Szenes, 1966 (details unknown)

Arpad Szenes (details unknown - Vieira da Silva painting Arpad painting...)

Beatrice Bulteau (details unknown to me)

Bela Silva - "A Terra dos Beijos" (date unknown to me).

When I was a kid, I used to dream about becoming a painter. Pens, pencils, brushes, pastel colors, and all those beatiful things that fill up some shops, always atractted and fascinated me. My father talked me out, with the argument that I would become one more breadless artist... In those times, parents still had the power of doing such things... So I thought about becoming an architect. As life so often turns out to be, I am none of it. Instead I can say that I am a kind of breadless photographer...

Oddly enough, I started my professional photography career at the History of Art Institut (Kunsthistorishes Institut) of the University of Heidelberg, in Germany.
When I decided to come back to Portugal, I managed to keep on photographing works of Art, and I also specialized, as you allready could see on the other posts, in Architectural Photography. Life is funny sometimes, and it surely has it's own ways...

So I will also post, from time to time, some of the paintings that I did photograph. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did. It is always a thrill to have a good painting in front of my camera!

My respect, admiration and gratitude for such great artists. They make the world a better place to live in.

The images were made with different cameras: Hasselblad 6x6, Sinar 9x12 and Gandolfi Precision 8x10" with a reducing 5x7" back.

1 comment:

  1. Olá, Rui!

    Fiz uma postagem comentando a que deixou em meu blog por ver que usei sua foto nele.
    Eu a publiquei agora há pouco, gostaria que voltasse a meu blog e visse a postagem Comentário de comentário_Retratação.
    O link é