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Arthur de Borman

"An undersea volcano erupts off the coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 meters into the air, on March 18, 2009, off the coast of Nuku’Alofa, Tonga."

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Color experiments

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Killing time, Eric Petersen


Katharina Roters

From Hungarian Cubes

In Hungarian Cubes, Roters documents those countryside row houses during Kádár’s reign, after residents started freewheeling with colors and shapes to make it so no two houses looked like. Roters noticed the painted “Magyar Kocka”, or Hungarian Cube, houses in 2003 after moving from Germany to a small Hungarian town. Some of the homes have trompe l’oeil paintings around the window, like facsimiles of shutters or trimming. Others look like abstracted images of sun rays, or harvested crops.

“Today you can buy a car you like, you can do everything you like. In this uniform world where people were not allowed to have some individuality, you had to wait for the same car as your neighbor,” Roters says. “The facade is what I can show to the outside to the world. This was a free space at this time where the people can show and express their individuality.”

Roters has spent years photographing the Magyar Kocka houses. She’s met some of the original owners, but also is watching as the Cube houses undergo renovations and new paint jobs. “The intellectual elite in Hungary they hate the kind of housing and the period and the ornamental decoration,” Roters says. InHungarian Cubes, she writes: “In the eyes of the rural population, these houses are simply no longer up-to-date and are therefore…these witnesses to a way of life are slowly but surely disappearing.” The houses are a relic of some rare individualism during a time of homogeneous, community-centric thinking. (by Margaret Rhodes)

Hungarian Cubes is available here, through Park Books.

The Hudson River School was a 19th century American art movement influenced by romanticism, focusing primarily on landscape paintings of the United States. The Hudson River School was named after a series of paintings depicting the Hudson River Valley in the northeastern United States, although the movement gradually spread to other parts of New England and the southern and western United States as well. The Hudson River School students were influenced by European landscape artists such as Claude Lorrain, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable. These artists were also contemporaries of the transcendentalist literature and philosophy movement in America, a group of writers made famous for their love of nature. 

Valley of the Yosemite, Albert Bierstadt, 1864.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, Albert Bierstadt. 1863.

Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire, Thomas Cole. 1827.

Sunny Morning on the Hudson River, Thomas Cole. 1827.

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Thomas Moran. 1872.

The Chasm of the Colorado, Thomas Moran. 1874.

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