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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Saturday February 15, 2003
04:28 PM

Yow! Is the ridicule an ABYSS yet?

[ #10609 ]
Dear Log,

«Roger Fry was even less charitable - he singled out a group picture, The Rose Bud Garden Of Girls, to sneer at: "There is something touching and heroic about the naïve confidence of these people. They are so unconscious of the abyss of ridicule which they skirt, so determined, so conscientious, so bravely parochial." But he admired the portraits: this "unique record" of the period was not due simply to the workings of the camera, he conceded, but "to the eye of the artist who directed and focused it".»

--"First light": In the 1860s, a 48-year-old mother picked up a camera and began taking portraits of family and friends. Julia Margaret Cameron would become a pioneer of the form, notably for her use of shadow to highlight subjects

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