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Friday, August 13, 2021

Century to Century Comparisons


Today will look at some classic poses that were used both in mid-20th Century physique photography and in mid-19th Century Academic art.  This photo of Frankie Russell was unattributed by my source but it looks a lot like it came from a series by Bob Delmonteque.

 

7 comments:

  1. I think it's safe to say that this has Delmonteque all over it. This is the pose and style that Bob went for when he modeled.

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  2. I like the palm tree-model-sky juxtaposition. Is that also something that would be typical of Delmontique? Not necessarily those three elements, that is.

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    1. Most of the photos made by Delmonteque, as opposed to made of him, were done after he moved to California, so the sky/palm/model motif naturally came into his style. A lot of the California photographers used similar arrangements at times, as did Don Whitman of Western Photography Guild who used it frequently.

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  3. Great series Jerry. The influence of particularly the 19th century academic ideal is so often there.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, David, and thanks for your intelligent comments and observations.

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