The Human Figure · Clara Wills

Albert Arthur Allen (American, 1886-1962) :: The Human Figure, Clara Wills, Series No. 9, Part 2. | src Heritage Auctions
Albert Arthur Allen (American, 1886-1962) :: The Human Figure, Clara Wills, ca. 1925. Series No. 9, Part 2. | src Heritage Auctions
Albert Arthur Allen (American, 1886-1962) :: The Human Figure, Clara Wills, Series No. 9, Part 2. | src Heritage Auctions
Albert Arthur Allen (American, 1886-1962) :: The Human Figure, Clara Wills, ca. 1925. Series No. 9, Part 2. | src Heritage Auctions

Jenny Hasselqvist in midair

Jenny Hasselqvist, Denmark, May 1919
Jenny Hasselqvist in Charlottenlund, Denmark, photo: unknown, 8 May 1919. | src Dansmuseet on IG
Jenny Hasselqvist in Charlottenlund, Denmark, photo: unknown, 8 May 1919. | src Dansmuseet on IG
Jenny Hasselquist på taket till [Jenny Hasselquist on the roof] Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 29 oktober 1920, Jenny Hasselquists arkiv. | src Dansmuseet · IG
Jenny Hasselquist på taket till [Jenny Hasselquist on the roof] Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 29 oktober 1920, Jenny Hasselquists arkiv. | src Dansmuseet · IG

Remembering You · Hanabi

Paul Cupido :: Remembering You II, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l'œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Remembering You II, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l’œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Hanabi, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l'œil de la photographie
Paul Cupido :: Hanabi, 2022 © Paul Cupido – Courtesy of Bildhalle Amsterdam | src l’œil de la photographie

“Hana” means “flower” and  “bi” means “fire”, so “Hanabi” roughly translates to  “fire flowers”. The Japanese call fireworks Hanabi. The name suggests not only a physical resemblance, but also an existential one. Fireworks bloom, but only for a moment, dazzling onlookers before fading into oblivion.

Hanabi (lit. flower fire or fire flower) were popularised and developed during the resplendent days of Edo and have come to hold cultural significance in Japan both in physical displays and metaphorically as a symbol of ephemeral beauty.

Remembering You · Paul Cupido

Paul Cupido :: Hommage Celeste, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Hommage Celeste, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Paul Cupido :: Pendulum, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
Paul Cupido :: Pendulum, 2022. From : Remembering You / Se souvenir de toi. Amsterdam Bildhalle
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Seated nude woman by Iwase

Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Seated woman, ca. 1940. Gelatin silver print, printed circa 1955. | src Phillips
Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Seated woman, ca. 1940. Gelatin silver print, printed circa 1955. | src Phillips

Femme vue de dos, 1928

Jules Gervais-Courtellemont :: A woman in Brittany, France, leans against a stone wall in this early 1923. Autochrome. This image was featured in a 2010 exhibition of National Geographic's autochromes. | Nat Geo
Jules Gervais-Courtellemont :: A woman in Brittany, France, leans against a stone wall in this early 1923. Autochrome. This image was featured in a 2010 exhibition of National Geographic's autochromes. | Nat Geo
Jules Gervais-Courtellemont :: A woman in Brittany, France, leans against a stone wall in this early 1923. Autochrome. This image was featured in a 2010 exhibition of National Geographic’s autochromes. | Nat Geo

Ama divers by Iwase

Yoshiyuki Iwase, also Iwase Ioshiyouki :: Untitled (Ama Divers), ca. 1950. Gelatin silver print. | src Bonhams
Yoshiyuki Iwase, also Iwase Ioshiyouki :: Untitled (Ama Divers), ca. 1950. Gelatin silver print. | src Bonhams
Yoshiyuki Iwase, also Iwase Ioshiyouki :: Untitled (Ama Divers), ca. 1950. Gelatin silver print. | src Bonhams

Nude on sand by Iwase

Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Untitled nude on sand, 1966. Gelatin silver print. | src Lempertz
Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Untitled nude on sand, 1966. Gelatin silver print. | src Lempertz
Yoshiyuki Iwase :: Untitled nude on sand, 1966. Gelatin silver print. | src Lempertz

Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870

Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Miss Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870 Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Miss Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 - 1919) :: Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Rosalie Sjöman (Sverige, 1833 – 1919) :: Fröken Alma Sjöman, ca. 1870. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet

Gymnastics ca. 1875

Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 - 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 – 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 - 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet
Carl Jacob Malmberg (Finland, 1824 – 1895) :: No title. From the series Gymnastics, ca. 1875. Albumen print. | src Moderna Museet