Eva Besnyö – Look Me in the Eye

Today’s Featured Image

Today’s Featured Image is Narda, Amsterdam by Eva Besnyö, 1937. Wiki concisely states that Eva Besnyö was a Dutch-Hungarian photographer who participated in the Nieuwe Fotografie movement, which, to be honest, didn’t tell me much. I dug further and found that Dr. Marcus Bunyan over at ArtBlart.com has plenty of information and explanations. I recommend his essay regarding a 2012 retrospective at Jeu de Paume, Paris titled Eva Besnyö 1910-2003: The Sensuous Image. Rather than try to encapsulate what he says here, I suggest you go to the site.

If you follow this blog, you know I’m fascinated by self-portraits. Today, I’m introducing a subgenre I call the Mirror Image. Every photographer has taken some of these. They are a natural extension of the photographic eye. Self-portraits wherein the camera and a mirror image are part of the story. Here are a couple taken by Eva Besnyö that I like.

Self Portrait by Eva Besnyö,1932

Self Portrait by Eva Besnyö, No Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s List of Links

Wiki’s Biographical Information on Eva Besnyö
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Besny%C3%B6]

ArtBlart exhibition: ‘eva besnyö 1910-2003: the sensuous image’ at jeu de paume, paris 2012
[https://artblart.com/tag/van-lier-art-gallery/]

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