European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 13 1968, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 13, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseA. i. .1, ii of re i y a � m. I Tennessee Williams. A spark of that volcanic inward fire photograph by Karsh of for a Quarter of a Century this familiar credit line has meant More than just a Fine photograph for the camera in the hands of Yousef Kars seems to bore into the subject reveal ing not Only his physical appearance but the inner fire As Well. Karsh s photographs Are each a masterpiece combining technical Perfec Tion and a certain something that enables the beholder to feel he knows the subject. So powerful has Karsh s Impact Benin the past 25 years that it has been said that he does not photograph thereat but that a person has really achieved greatness if Karsh asks to photograph him. In the introduction to a handsome new album of the photographer s work Karsh portfolio University of Toron to press and Thomas Nelson & sons Ltd Karsh himself says none Wouldhave appeared in this portfolio if i had not witnessed in each a Flash of great Ness deserving permanent record in the Page 12 t by Homer Cable staff writer court of portfolio beautifully reproduces More than two score of Karsh s finest portraits ranging from French mime Marcel Marceau through poet Robert Frost artists Joan Miro and Georgia o Keefe playwright Tennessee Wil Liams and composer Igor Stravinsky to the likes of sir Winston Churchill Pope Paul i and Albert Schweitzer. Each appears to peer into the soul of the subject. Don t make a Saint of me Robert Frost said when Karsh photographed the poet in 1958, i m a Rascal. Why the Call me Scarf Ace Frost from Karsh s delightfully informal portrait showing Frost draped Over a chair with Necktie Askew captured the Rascal and a touch of Saint too. Karsh was Well aware of Joan Miro self effacing personality when he took his camera to the Paris studio of thereat Spanish Painter. Gaining Miro s Confidence he got the artist to mus Over one of his unfinished lithographs convinced him to put on the battered hat he usually wears while working an released the shutter As Miro looked up with a shy smile. The result not a por trait of Joan Miro but Miro himself. In describing the session that resulted in his Fine portrait of Tennessee Wil Liams Karsh says the Public know with what Power and sometimes with what nobility he can thus speak. I Hope this portrait catches at least a spark of that volcanic inward fire which makes each of his plays a sort of spiritual convulsion. The photograph show ing the playwright at his typewriter cig Aret in hand does just , his study of artist Georgia o Keefe photographed in the Star austerity of her new Mexico Home seems to capture the soul of the Painter who Cut out of her life everything that might Intel there with her ability to express herself on Canvas. Karsh portfolio is a feast a col Lection of photographs of the world s great that will Delight the viewer again and again. The sampling shown Here is reprinted with the permission of the publishers. Joan mfr .,., not a portrait �. But Miro the stars and stripes Robert fro a wll m0 tuesday pm. 1968 i Georgia o Keefe to capture the soul of the Painter the stars and stripes ill i 13

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