26 big cities
around the world, the night.
We ride you here 26 of the more big cities of the world photographed the night.
With a which aim ?
For Rebirth at the Neo Classical period the painters work in workshop.
Camille Corot. (1796 - 1875) is one of the first to put the nose outside.
Its very particular direction of the light and the atmospheric effects is worth to him the reputation of an admirer of the sunrise and twilight. Difficult to contemplate the spectacle in workshop. And a day the idea to him has just carried pallet, painting and brush.
In Le Havre, Eugene Boudin, that Corot precisely called : “the king of the skies ”, meets Monet and Jonking. He in the open air learns to them with painter, in front of the sea and to expect the atmospheric effects which occur at the beginning and the end of the day. They are the vibrations of the light which interests it and their change according to the hour the wind and the light. Boudin watches for what it calls the extraordinary magic of the air and water. The 2 painters will retain the lesson…
February 20th, 1888, suddenly, Vincent Van Gogh takes the train for Arles… Why ? Vincent realizes that it must outrage the colour more, it needs more than sun and of light, the atmosphere of Paris is not appropriate to him any more. To Arles Van Gogh will paint the hottest painting and brightest ever seen in the history of Art. And he also will paint the night…. The Starry Night, Starry Night on the Rhone, the Café Terrace at Night, interior of the Coffee at Night. Why Vincent does it paint the night ? The night the light and the colours vibrate in a manner which never occurs the day. Today the cameras make it possible to seize the details of them or to even accentuate them by filters or a digital processing of the image. Van Gogh did not have that. Moreover a painter does not capture reality or a reality transformed like a photographer, it does nothing but correspond to one reality which was in contact with its interior world. Never you will see stars scintillating as in the Starry Night of Van Gogh or then it is the end of the world. Like Van Gogh, Corot, Boudin or Monet an artist or an art lover must be attentive with the vibrations of the light and these special vibrations which precisely occur the night. Look at well one finds there a certain harmony, a lightness, a poetry a whole register of colours which you will never see the day.
Try to see…
BMR 16.09. 2014.