Diemar/Noble: Some Photographs Taken in France

May 12th, 2011

The current show at Diemar/Noble in Wells Street W1 is, to say the least, eclectic. Extending from the late 19th century to the inter-war years, there is some extraordinary work here.

Raoul Ubac: Le Combat des Penthesilees

Raoul Ubac: Le Combat des Penthesilees (The Battle of the Amazons)

The Ubac above was the highlight for me. I’d never heard of the artist before but this is a picture I could look at for days at a time. Like many of the most interesting photographs of that period, I’ve got no real idea how it was made – and of course it doesn’t matter. It’s simply a beautiful piece. Of course the image above (which is not of the actual print in the show – that’s a much better print) gives you only a vague idea of what the real thing looks like. I urge you to go and see it in the flesh.

I don’t have time now to describe all the pictures I liked, but there are many. Get yourself down to Wells Street.

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