Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Help!



I love this picture, does anybody out there know who this dancer is and who this photograph is by?

UPDATE

Thank you Stephanie and Violetta, I ran it through Tin Eye and sleuthed it. It is British Ballerina Alicia Markova, taken by John Rawlings in 1944.  I should have guessed it was Rawlings work,  nobody did colour like him. Whilst I was there...

















Paris 1946



Mary Jane Russell
1953



















Alicia Markovas hand

Had some of these pictures on file for another post but I'm afraid I just couldn't help myself! I love his work, so very Mad Men or rather Mad Men so very John Rawlings.

14 comments:

  1. I'm sorry I can't help but it sure looks a lot like Wallis Simpson, I mean the jewled broch and all!

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  2. Oh my, can't help in the least but give you kudos for your fine taste, as usual!

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  3. If you go to www.tineye.com you can put in the url of the original photo from the site you found it on. It will search for the image elsewhere on the web. Doesn't always work, but if it does, perhaps another site will have the information. Good luck!

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  4. Hi,my dear friend:-)*

    I found this info for you...........
    This photo is from the exebition; ''Dance in Vogue''.

    November 8 at the Museum "Moscow House of Photography" was opened exhibition "Dance in Vogue", which includes more than 120 works of great photographers in the world - from the Baron de Meyer to Horst, Cecil Beaton on to Arthur Elgort. Only part of the submitted images included in the printed edition.
    Location: Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow / Museum "Moscow House of Photography", st. Ostozhenka, 16

    May be if do you go to search via google,you can find much more:-)*

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  5. It looks like Tamara Toumanova, and I believe the photographer is John Rawlings. It was done for Vogue.

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  6. Love the "bathing dresses"! you always find the most interestingt things. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Well, no wonder you love John Rowlings. Such grace, and elegance. These women are breathtakingly beautiful. You are right, his colors are superb. Great one, Dash. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  8. LOVE these photos! Fabulous photography and color emphasis. Thanks for sharing them. You have wonderful taste!

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  9. OmG.....these works are SO generously great!!!

    LOVe all of photos so very,very much:-)*
    Adorable talented photographer and Artist!
    Thank you for share it,

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  10. So many lovely ladies, so many cigarettes! Odd how perceptions change with time and medical knowledge, isn't it?

    The color quality in vintage photos has such an effect on the emotions. Those photos, staged and taken now with a digital camera, would not create the same feeling at all. Magic!

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  11. Oh my.....can you believe that women were once so glamourous and beautiful....now days....t-shirts and levis are the norm. Tis' a pity.

    Jo

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  12. Wow!

    Truly fab photographs.

    SP

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  13. Wow - so beautiful!! What a talent!

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