Quote of the Day

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Life appears always fully present . . .

a brief weary smile, a twitch of the

hand, the fugitive pour of sun

through clouds. And not a tool, save

the camera, is capable of registering

such complex ephemeral responses,

and expressing the full majesty of

the moment. The impressionists tried

in vain to achieve the notation.

 

For, consciously or unconsciously, what they were striving to demonstrate

with their effects of light was the truth of moments; impressionism has ever

sought to fix the wonder of the here, the now. But the momentary effects of

lighting escaped them while they were busy analyzing; and their ‘impression’

remains usually a series of impressions superimposed one upon the other.

Stieglitz was better guided. He went directly to the instrument made for him. 

 

express, full, majesty,

Paul Leopold Rosenfeld

(1890 – 1946)

American Journalist & Music Critic

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