Saturday, September 22, 2007

not immune to colors...

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a series of photos of the top scientists studying the immune system circa 1968 from an issue of life magazine. what is stunning of course, are the strange and wonderful backgrounds. created by an anonymous artist, the paper cut outs are certainly in line with the illustration and design of the era, clearly related to the work of textile designer alexander girard and designer on disneyland's "it's a small world" mary blair. it's amazing how forty years later, much of these backgrounds resemble a lot of what's going on in contemporary painting.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous billy g said...

"it's amazing how forty years later, much these backgrounds resemble a lot of what's going on in contemporary painting."

well said. as much as i get into contemporary painting, sometimes I find "non-art-world" images like these more compelling - I also have a jones for color photo stock from the 60s and 70s, so maybe that exlpains something....

6:03 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

I love these! Especially where the scientists are looking very serious.

2:55 AM  
Blogger Jacques de Beaufort said...

kool

4:42 PM  
Blogger Jacques de Beaufort said...

oh yeah..have you ever seen
this?

5:56 PM  

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