Sunday, February 22, 2009

Josef Sudek - Labyrinths and Windows

Josef Sudek devoted himself to his photography and there are clear cycles to his work. In addition to the Labyrinths (as seen in Wednesday's post), the series, ''From the Window of My Atelier,'' was the focus of his work from 1940 to 1954. These photographs taken of the double pane of glass that separated him from his garden provide us with an insight into his creative spirit. He caught the window dripping with rain, the window clean, the window frosted, a view through the window of a dewy rose, a scene through the window of the garden outside surrounded by some sort of sheer curtain. Some think these are his best photographs.

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