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French photographer Jacques Henri Lyartsig lived '92 (1894-1986), but the fame and glory and then it was only in the sixty-ninth Before that almost no one knew, though, he began to photograph with six years of age his father camera. He photographed all the time, came from a rich family culture was a bit frivolous, but pedants. Carelessness cost him three times to get married, but the latter quality has led to the fact that the photos he carefully made out in huge albums and 70 years had done their one hundred and twentieth case helped him to become famous, and he, like Jack londanavski Martin Eden, let your life landscape heritage going. Thus the world learned about the outstanding and original photographer who was shooting all around, but, in my opinion, was the best as a great and tasteful stylist.
Especially fruitful in this sense it was the period before the 1st World War. Young Lyartsig created in this time a series of stylish shots "feshenebelnyh ladies" in modern dress with wide hoods, fur coats, with long flared dresses and assemblies from the rear shape. While he was shooting them mainly on the chic Avenue du Bois de Boulogne (Bois de Boulogne), in fact, doing reportage shooting nepavarotkay, bulky camera. "Bois de Boulogne" reportage filmed Lyartsigam and filled with century-old Parisian public, leaves a lasting impression.
Here I propose to look at one picture of Madame 1911 in this series. Called the photo "Anna at Pradvina. Avenue Bois de Boulogne. "
Sense of style photographer couched as accurately guess the historical time that flawlessly. Great balanced and dynamic composition and high professional and aesthetic culture photos. It is beautifully printed. Note that the deep black tone has only the central figure of Madame had worked ilsnitstsa fur. Meanwhile the rest of the background significantly bleached. Car and coach, who should also be black and "would argue" with the main figure is subdued, are gray in color. The negative was carefully processed (in such cases are usually covered with a negative background of red aniline dye).
In the second picture Lyartsiga we already see this crowded Bois de Boulogne.
Photo mesmerizing live and the natural atmosphere that existed there, transfer the mood of people. The most amazing thing is that there is no exclusion from the era (1911), people are quite clear. The impression is that far removed (only all dressed differently).
Why this impression? First of all, filmed on a modern, reportage. No one notices the photographer. He seemed to dissolve in your photo. But the main thing in the other. All images Lyartsiga then evoke the charm. This feature of his style, revealing the creative personality.
After 10 years, during the late modernist style clothing, architecture, fashion and life changed. Lyartsig again just gets in the era. This is partly due to the fact that it removes the top layers of the society, which has always been an indicator and agent of change.
I propose another remarkable picture Lyartsiga with 20s. We call it "Portrait of the car." He soon attracted the attention of his nezvychaynastsyu. But if we think that these dense, apparently under two meters of the girls have twins, you would be mistaken. They are one and the same person, expertly filmed and zmantazhavanaya photographer. Technically, this work is done brilliantly. Lyartsig done dozens of portraits "razdvaennem" persons, forcing the viewer to think outside the box and take his work.
This is a portrait of a cheerful, healthy, little sense of humor. Here, again, just mature style 20-ies of the last century (there is nothing alien, nestylevaga).
In the work of Jacques Henri Lyartsiga felt some sort shlyahetnasts natural, taste, vysheyshasts imaginative thinking. And it's the quality of a good artist and a good photo.
(These photos Lartsiga repeatedly appeared in various albums and fotachasopisah. Photograph "Madame" is filled with free Internet. Peraznyata Photo 2 from the album Parisiennes. A. Celebration of French Women. — Paris, Flammarion, 2007).