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Messiaen Studio
Surreal Still Life, circa 1930
The Messiaen Studio consisted of father, son and grandson. Jules Charles Messiaen was born and died in Tournai, Belgium (1869-1956). He was active photographically 1890s to 1940s. He is mentioned in The Histoire de la Photographie en Belgique, published by the Musée de la Photographie/Charleroi. He worked with his son Edmond (1896-1955). They were both later assisted by Edmond’s son Jules Benoit Edmond (1922-1990). These images were made at the Musée de Folklore of Tournai, probably by Edmond.

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Messiaen Studio

Surreal Still Life, circa 1930

The Messiaen Studio consisted of father, son and grandson. Jules Charles Messiaen was born and died in Tournai, Belgium (1869-1956). He was active photographically 1890s to 1940s. He is mentioned in The Histoire de la Photographie en Belgique, published by the Musée de la Photographie/Charleroi. He worked with his son Edmond (1896-1955). They were both later assisted by Edmond’s son Jules Benoit Edmond (1922-1990). These images were made at the Musée de Folklore of Tournai, probably by Edmond.

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Francis Picabia (French, 1879 - 1953) - Self-portrait with hands (Autoportrait aux mains), N/D

amare-habeo:

Francis Picabia (French, 1879 - 1953) - Self-portrait with hands (Autoportrait aux mains), N/D

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Rene Magritte ~ "The Lovers", 1928

The origin of these disturbing images has been attributed to various sources in Magritte’s imagination. Like many of his Surrealist associates, Magritte was fascinated by ‘Fantomas’, the shadowy hero of the thriller series which first appeared in novel form in 1913, and shortly after in films made by Louis Feuillade. The identity of ‘Fantomas’ is never revealed; he appears in the films disguised with a cloth or stocking over his head. Another source for the shrouded heads in Magritte’s paintings has been suggested in the memory of his mother’s apparent suicide. In 1912, when Magritte was only thirteen years of age, his mother was found drowned in the river Sambre; when her body was recovered from the river, her nightdress was supposedly wrapped around her head. <source>

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vertigo1871:

Yesterday at sunrise the sky was the perfect copy of this miniature. Two hawks were flying silently. A magnificent overlook on their preys.Miniature opklæbet på albumblad. ”En skriver på en terrasse”Iran 1755Davids Samling, Copenhagen

vertigo1871:

Yesterday at sunrise the sky was the perfect copy of this miniature. Two hawks were flying silently. A magnificent overlook on their preys.

Miniature opklæbet på albumblad. ”En skriver på en terrasse”
Iran 1755
Davids Samling, Copenhagen

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"Thanks to Art, instead of seeing one world, our own, we see it multiplied and as many original artists as there are…"
- Marcel Proust (1871–1922, France)

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