I went this exhibit today and naturally it was a visual 'feast'.
My favorites were 'Portrait of a woman from the back', 'View of the Chicago Rive r', and 'Summer Sunshine'. These three particular prints at least for me showed how the best of Westons work transcends technique and in fact goes beyond perfe ct.
Perfect isn't the word for many of these images, more like any great Artist , Weston for microseconds at a time, pulls you into the image, into that world, into that perfect moment. You forget you, and that you're at an exhibit looking at a two dimensional piece of paper, and that for a brief moment, Westons image is your image.
His work with nudes is unpretentious. He has a clear and unfettered vision . The exhibit is exhilirating.
Sadly the lighting in the exhibit hall is terrible. It is so dark you cann ot see, and some of the paintings are inexplicably between lights, I asked secur ity about this and he said 'they' wanted it that way, whoever 'they' are. You c an see the compositions, but not the tonality. Still a 'mustsee', if you can ma ke it to the Los Angeles Library for the exhibit.