Friday, May 7

Inspirations of Khan

My current fascination:  the somewhat audaciously named "Archives of the Planet"
French philanthropist, Albert Khan commissioned the creation of an immense photographic survey of the everyday lives of people across the globe. These autochromes are intriguing as they capture ways of life that were fast dieing out in the rapidly evolving early 20th century. They are also sumptuously beautiful.






















I also saw this show at Pigment Gallery in the Nicholas Building last week. I'm not always a still-life kinda gal but these jug and pot paintings (3rd down) had a lovely warmth to them. The peaceful, tonal approach to the subject was really evocative of well loved and well worn pottery.




1 comment:

Katherine said...

I love Albert Kahn! I want to find out more about his work. Also loving your Kahn-inspired colours.