Monday, May 23, 2016

Beyond Beauty - Irving Penn

My visit to Dallas included a stop at the Dallas Museum of Art. What a find.  The traveling exhibition of the photography work of Irving Penn was on display.  Here is a description:

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly twenty years. The exhibition presents over 140 photographs including iconic images from his oeuvre as well as previously unseen or never exhibited photographs. Irving Penn (1917–2009) is one of the best-known American photographers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned almost seventy years, Penn worked on professional and artistic projects across multiple genres. He was a master of both black-and-white and color photography, and he was key to the revival of platinum printing in the 1960s and 1970s.


After walking around for a while I found a photo I could relate to.  Not the "Beyond Beauty" but the one to the left.  The title says it all.


               Sore Feet (1948)

                                                                       A break In the Outdoor Cafe

If you are in Dallas before August 14, of even close, this is well worth it. Put on your best "Beyond Beauty" outfit and escape.  Thank you Robert for a wonderful afternoon.

This afternoon's escape was glorious.  

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