austinkleon:

Photographs of artists painting their subjects

Sometimes art imitates life, sometimes life imitates art. But something special happens when art imitates art imitating life. In the 1920s, with some spillover before and after, The New York Times made a convention of photographing artists with both their works of art and the people (or pets) depicted in those works.

Awesome set.

Nice. These are like a photographic version of Velazquez’s Las Meninas.

austinkleon:

Photographs of artists painting their subjects

Sometimes art imitates life, sometimes life imitates art. But something special happens when art imitates art imitating life. In the 1920s, with some spillover before and after, The New York Times made a convention of photographing artists with both their works of art and the people (or pets) depicted in those works.

Awesome set.

Nice. These are like a photographic version of Velazquez’s Las Meninas.