Paul Nash Inanimate Objects photography

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The more the object is studied from the point of view of its animation the more incalculable it becomes in its variations; the more subtle, also, becomes the problem of assembling and associating different objects in order to create that true irrational poise which is the solution of the personal equation.
– Paul Nash, ‘The Life of the Inanimate Object’, Country Life, May 1937

All images from the Tate archive –

Sketch book of Jedediah Hotchkiss, Captain and Topographical Engineer, Headquarters, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (1862-65)

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Click on the image to get right stuck into the detail…



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Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539-1610) – “Pine Trees”

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These are amazing, please click on the images to get a better view.

Aerial Photography of Fife

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Bonsai photos – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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August Sander (1876-1964) Landscapes

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Peder Balke (1804 – 1887)

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Hans Gude (1825 – 1903)

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“53 Stations of the Tōkaidō as Potted Landscapes” – Utagawa Yoshishige (1848)

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The Tokaido is one of a number of roads linking Edo with the rest of Japan. It runs along the Pacific coast to Kyoto. The ’53 stations’ are resting points along the way. In 1832 the artist Utagawa Hiroshige began the first of a number of print series, which depicted the resting points, and these became very popular in Japan (one series becoming apparently the best selling ‘ukiyo-e‘ of all time). The prints in this post are by a different artist, Utagawa Yoshishige, and depict a series of actual potted landscapes (saikei and bonkeimade by a man called Kimura Tōsen. So these prints are based on small sculptures, which were inspired by prints, which were inspired by a walk, made possible by a road. You can see all 53 of the prints and the book here.

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