On 11/15/2021 12:56 PM, Nathan Wajsman wrote:
It seems a bit frivolous to post photos right now, having just learned of the
loss of Jim, but on the other hand life goes on and I think he would have liked
many of these, based on comments he has given me over the years.
And he would be happy that we are carrying on . . .
After my 3 days in Aarhus, I went to Copenhagen for one night, using the approximately
1.5 days there to visit my parents’ graves and to get together with friends. It
was raining most of the time on the first day, but no matter
Speaking of rain - Rain, Light, Tree, Wires.
—I still enjoyed the city. And much of my planned activity was indoors anyway,
especially a visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, about 30 km
north of Copenhagen. This time, the highlight was an exhibition of work by Danish painter
J.A. Jerichau, who committed suicide at age 26 (1890-1916) and was largely forgotten for
many years even though his paintings were a source of inspiration cited by subsequent
famous artists like Asger Jorn and Per Kirkeby. Jerichau was ahead of his time in many
ways, and the fact that he was bisexual at a time when such a sexual orientation was
frowned upon did not make his life easier.
We just watched the movie The Danish Girl, about an early (first) transgender
person. Moving and powerful.
Also, stunning visually. I'd think any photographer would love watching it without sound or subtitles. Virtually every
shot is a perfect composition, with beautiful light and color.
His artistic career lasted just 6-7 years but produced impressive work
This was just a handful of years earlier and in the same place as the events in
The actual Danish 'woman trapped in a man's body' and his/her wife the movie is
based on were also painters.
which I show in this small gallery of my short visit to Copenhagen:
Powerful, but ultimately not satisfying for me. Too bad we don't get to see
where that talent would have gone as it matured.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/