Monday, February 23, 2009

the tacky-clever french

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Talk about great capture. Here is another one of those photos taken from the book a patron slit, now discarded. By Robert Doisneau Un Regard Oblique 1948.



I love the tacky nature of the husband...and she thinks he is interested the more prominent art display. Wonder what it is?

6 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful photo. Well, I think men need to be able to look - maybe he's thinking his wife's behind is better.

flawsnall said...

@ArtSparker: [big laughs] Good point. I encouraging looking too. And because my boob size is 32B (32A after having my daughter), I find it quite sexy when Gera looks at big bouncy boobs! Sometimes, it's even funny, it depends if we both stare (me because I only wish), but I'm good with what I've got and he seems to be too. UtHhm...until the big ones are in his face. Hell, I'm even fine until they're in my face!

notmassproduced said...

funny photo

lilaphase said...

I can't believe you posted this!

I have three of Robert Doisneau's photos (prints, of course) framed in our guest bathroom including this one. I loooooove his work. We also have the famous kiss photo and the one with the little boys lined up at a urinal and a bird on one of their heads (http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/7/728/6AQA000Z/robert-doisneau-pipi-pigeon.jpg). I love the subtle humor in his work.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

doisneau has inspired and amused millions through the years. isn't amazing how his images are timeless even though they are so grounded in a particular point in time.

what is sad in here is mention that the book was defaced and thus discarded.... it breaks my heart

flawsnall said...

@lilaphase: i'm only a newly Doisneau amante; good to know you honor his work and in the best place---bet he'd love that---it sounds way appropriate...perfect to his humor

@kimy: it broke my heart so much so that I felt a great need to take as many photos before the library tossed the book; i'm still trying to get the art librarian to let me have it...it's sitting on her desk...she says that she might find the image elsewhere and replace the book page. i don't feel it will be the same, we all know it won't...hopefully, she will give in and just give it to me. slit page and all i'd take the best care of what's left of it...

library patrons alike can be cruel---sometimes we find the security strips torn out, crinkled, lying in a cranny...even though i am disheartened about the book abuse, i'm always interested in what book a patron has stolen...some of the titles are really baffling.