terça-feira, 24 de outubro de 2017

"ONU" - 72 anos


"The Most Influential Images of All Time" - 19: Philippe Halsman

Dalí Atomicus - Phillipe Halsman

Capturing the essence of those he photographed was Philippe Halsman’s life’s work. So when Halsman set out to shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice. Inspired by Dalí’s painting Leda Atomica, Halsman created an elaborate scene to surround the artist that included the original work, a floating chair and an in-progress easel suspended by thin wires. Assistants, including Halsman’s wife and young daughter Irene, stood out of the frame and, on the photographer’s count, threw three cats and a bucket of water into the air while Dalí leaped up. It took the assembled cast 26 takes to capture a composition that satisfied Halsman. And no wonder. The final result, published in LIFE, evokes Dalí’s own work. The artist even painted an image directly onto the print before publication.

Before Halsman, portrait photography was often stilted and softly blurred, with a clear sense of detachment between the photographer and the subject. Halsman’s approach, to bring subjects such as Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock into sharp focus as they moved before the camera, redefined portrait photography and inspired generations of photographers to collaborate with their subjects.

"The Architecture of Democracy’s Processes" - Arun Maira

It is not enough for a democracy in the 21st century to make decisions by up-down majoritarian votes.

domingo, 22 de outubro de 2017

"How to hide evidence of torture inside Russia’s prison system" - Anastasia Zotova

In Russia, law enforcement quickly puts pressure on prisoners who come forward about torture inside the prison system.

World Press Cartoon 2017- 2º prémio Editorial

Attack to Nice - Michael Kountouris

Lettre de Camille Claudel à Auguste Rodin

Camille Claudel (8 décembre 1864 – 19 octobre 1943) figure aujourd’hui parmi les femmes artistes les plus célèbres, grâce à une oeuvre aussi puissante que subtilement sensible. Cette lettre envoyée à Auguste Rodin fait figurer l’une des phrases les plus célèbres de la sculptrice ; phrase qui se retrouvera plus tard inscrite sur sa pierre tombale, dessinant le portrait d’une artiste engagée dans son art et qui reste encore, à bien des égards, incomprise.

Cher ami,

Je suis bien fâchée d’apprendre que vous êtes encore malade. Je suis sûre que vous avez encore fait des excès de nourriture dans vos maudits dîners, avec le maudit monde que je déteste, qui vous prend votre santé et qui ne vous rend rien. Mais je ne veux rien dire car je sais que je suis impuissante à vous préserver du mal que je vois.

Comment faites-vous pour travailler à la maquette de votre figure sans modèle ? Dites-le moi, j’en suis très inquiète. Vous me reprochez de ne pas vous écrire assez long. Mais vous-même vous m’envoyez quelques lignes banales et indifférentes qui ne m’amusent pas.

Vous pensez bien que je ne suis pas très gaie ici ; il me semble que je suis loin de vous ! et que je vous suis complètement étrangère. Il y a toujours quelque chose d’absent qui me tourmente.

Je vous raconterai mieux ce que j’ai fait quand je vous verrai. Je vais jeudi prochain chez Miss Faucett, je vous écrirai le jour de mon départ d’Angleterre. D’ici là, je vous en prie, travaillez, gardez tout le plaisir pour moi. Je vous embrasse.

quinta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2017

Hoje é dia de Pavarotti


"Spain’s Crisis is Europe’s Opportunity" - Yanis Varoufakis

The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving.

"The Two Backlashes Against Globalization" - Shashi Tharoor

The reaction against globalization has taken two forms: economic resistance to rising inequality and a revolt against multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism. To save globalization – which has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, created new markets for goods made by poor countries, and reduced prices for rich-country consumers – both must be addressed.

Filme recomendado - "A Fábrica de Nada"

Realização de Pedro Pinho

A crítica de Carlos Melo Ferreira

quarta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2017

Hoje é dia de Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Assim vai a Europa! "Migration and sexual abuse in Italy: inside a toxic news cycle" - Annalisa Camilli

Italian newspapers have abandoned their fact-checking role, giving in to the political exploitation of immigrants – a sensitive issue ahead of next year’s elections.

Lettre d’un père à son fils homosexuel


J’ai entendu ta conversation au téléphone avec Mike la nuit dernière sur tes plans pour faire ton coming out. La seule chose que j’ai besoin que tu planifies, c’est de penser à ramener du jus d’orange et du pain après tes cours. Nous sommes dehors, comme toi maintenant. Je sais que tu es gay depuis que tu as six ans. Je t’aime depuis que tu es né.


PS : ta maman et moi pensons que Mike et toi, vous formez un joli couple.

quinta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2017

O Cinema está de luto! - António de Macedo

António de Macedo

República - 107 anos

Obrigada à Fátima Sá

"The Most Influential Images of All Time" - 18: Richard Avedon

Dovima with elephants - Richard Avedon

When Richard Avedon photographed Dovima at a Paris circus in 1955 for Harper’s Bazaar, both were already prominent in their fields. She was one of the world’s most famous models, and he was one of the most famous fashion photographers. It makes sense, then, that Dovima With Elephants is one of the most famous fashion photographs of all time. But its enduring influence lies as much in what it captures as in the two people who made it. Dovima was one of the last great models of the sophisticated mold, when haute couture was a relatively cloistered and elite world. After the 1950s, models began to gravitate toward girl-next-door looks instead of the old generation’s unattainable beauty, helping turn high fashion into entertainment. Dovima With Elephants distills that shift by juxtaposing the spectacle and strength of the elephants with Dovima’s beauty—and the delicacy of her gown, which was the first Dior dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent. The picture also brings movement to a medium that was previously typified by stillness. Models had long been mannequins, meant to stand still while the clothes got all the attention. Avedon saw what was wrong with that equation: clothes didn’t just make the man; the man also made the clothes. And by moving models out of the studio and placing them against exciting backdrops, he helped blur the line between commercial fashion photography and art. In that way, Dovima With Elephants captures a turning point in our broader culture: the last old-style model, setting fashion off on its new path.

Prémio Nobel Literatura - Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro