Edgar Degas monotypes

The Museum of Modern Art has what looks like a fantastic show of Edgar Degas monotypes: Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty.

The video above is a terrific overview of both the Degas work and the monotype process.

This looks like a terrific show, I’ll be seeing it for sure.

Lest you think printmaking can’t be part of the photographic process, my good friend Gary Sharp has done a type of mono-printing with Polaroid photography: Polaroid Transfers to watercolor paper.


This is a Polaroid SX70 photograph of an onion. While the Polaroid film is still wet, the back is peeled off and a piece of watercolor paper is laid on it. A brayer is used (like the press in the video) to apply pressure and the image is transferred (printed) on the paper. This image is a scan of one of those prints.

I’ve always been in awe of Gary’s experiments and as a photographer who makes fine art prints of his work, I’m interested in all aspects of the printing and printmaking process.

Interactive Matisse Cut-Outs

A Walk Through the Gallery: Henri Matisse Cut-Outs at MoMA

This is a brilliant virtual tour of the show at the Museum of Modern Art that is now ending.

Anne and I saw this show early on and it was fantastic, almost overwhelming. I highly recommend taking some time and looking at this virtual tour. Zoom your browser window as large as you can get it.


More on Henri Matisse.


Photojournalism Pioneer captured the 20th century with lens

Photojournalism Pioneer Captured the 20th Century With Lens

Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and career of the late French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. An exhibit of his photos is currently at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

This is a very nice piece and will give you a good idea of the breadth of the Cartier-Bresson show at MoMA which is well worth seeing.