The past few months I delved deep into experimental portraiture, alongside this good ol’ evermorphing contemporary art that just wriggles when you try to pin it down. Portraits in flux started to emerge. I thought I’d share a step I took along the way for this recent exhibit at the Ice House in Sarasota- A draft gif that eventually inspired a continually looping stop motion.

My sister modeled for me. I think it’s fun to share that. Because it really just started with static photos, frozen moments. Just as it did with Talbot and Stieglitz and all the photographic torchbearers. I’m hoping to keep them from rolling in their graves but it’s a bit late for that perhaps, or a bit irrelevant. Who knows.



More Art Monday: April Showers

Don’t let a little rain get you down—at least it’s not snow, and there will be beautiful May flowers to follow!

Rainy Day, Queens,” 1931, Martin Lewis, American (born Australia) 

Rain, La Pluie,” 1889, Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch 

Spring Showers, New York, From the journal Camera Work,” 1900 (negative); 1911 (photogravure), Alfred Stieglitz, American 

Rain at Ume Bridge, Kitanoshinchi, From the series One Hundred Views of Naniwa (Naniwa hyakkei no uchi),” Late 1850’s, Hasegawa Sadanobu I, Japanese 

Oh Lawd, Please Take Away the Rain!” 1940, Lamar Baker, American 

The Wright brothers’ first flight took place 112 years ago today. Celebrate with this Alfred Stieglitz photo of another aircraft from the early days of aviation. . 

[Alfred Stieglitz. The Aeroplane. 1910. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Estate of Alfred Stieglitz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

American photographer Alfred Stieglitz, born on the first of the year 1864, conveyed New York City as “The City of Ambition” in this 1910 photograph. As a new year dawns in Philadelphia, what are your ambitions and aspirations for the new year? Do they give New Yorkers a run for their money? #cityofambition

The City of Ambition,” 1910, by Alfred Stieglitz

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz and painter Georgia O'Keeffe wrote each other more than 5,000 love letters over the course of their romantic relationship. In Stieglitz’s portraits of O'Keeffe, we are offered a glimpse into the intimate love shared by two great artists. Here are a few of Stieglitz’s photos in which O'Keeffe is both his model and muse.

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If the relationship between O'Keeffe and Stieglitz  interests you, come check out tomorrow's Free Tuesday program at noon, which dives right into the couple’s love letters. <3

What makes a great portrait? Photography curator Sarah Meister answers your questions on Quora

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[Alfred Stieglitz. Georgia O'Keeffe - Hand and Wheel. 1933. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Estate of Alfred Stieglitz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]


More Art Monday: Snowy Scenes

These works from our collection show winter at its best.

Man Walking in the Snow,” 1755, by Daniel Düringer

Clearing Weather after Snow at Masaki (Masaki yukibare no zu),” from the series “Famous Places in the Eastern City (Tōto meisho),” c. 1832–1835, by Utagawa Hiroshige I

The Ruins of Grey Abbey in County Down, Ireland, in the Snow,” c. 1830, by James Duffield Harding after Robert O'Callaghan Newenham

Snow Scene,” 1893, by Frits Thaulow

Barn and Snow,” 1923, by Alfred Stieglitz

Early Snow,” c. 1938, by Emil Ganso

Street in Snow,” 1931, by Howard Norton Cook

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More Art Monday: Springtime

We’ve got about a week left of March—let’s hope those winter days are well behind us and that we have nothing to look forward to but April showers and May flowers!

The Orchard Window,” 1918, Daniel Garber

Butterflies, Pair of Hanging Scrolls,” Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century, Nam Kye-woo

Spring,” 1901, Alfred Stieglitz © The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Two Calla Lilies on Pink,” 1928, Georgia O'Keeffe, © The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Girl with Flowers (Spring),” c. 1790, Artist/maker unknown, German

Flowers,” 1964, Andy Warhol © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz helped found American Modern art by tirelessly promoting artists like John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Charles Demuth at his legendary New York City gallery, 291. See how these artists, known as the Stieglitz Circle, wedded European modernism’s innovations to distinctly American subjects in our newest gallery installation.

Narcissus,” 1916, by Charles Demuth