A VISIONARY EXPLORER OF TWILIGHT ZONES – Bill Henson: When photographs are romantic painterly tableaux

Male and female, between youth and adulthood 

His long-term relationship with a Luminism painter has been as mutually influential on their art. His aesthetic features by his use of chiaroscuro lighting and blurred backgrounds. He carefully employing light, as if it is a tool to highlight drama.  Born into a 1955 October day in Melbourne (Australia), Bill Henson https://www.facebook.com/BillHensonArtist/ studied photography at the Prahran College of Advanced Education, becoming Australian best contemporary photographer. He to reflect a sense of musicality curates his exhibitions.

Bill Henson https://ocula.com/artists/bill-henson/ had his first solo show at the National Gallery in Victoria in 1975. Soon, following exhibitions in Paris, Sydney and the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in Melbourne. In 2008, an exhibition of his work in Sydney was pulled protests for possibly pedophilia. As he had said, the court is not the place to decide matters of art.

His photographs resemble nothing so much as Flemish still-lifes. Raised in Melbourne, he studied Visual Arts and Design, but did not complete the diploma. Bill Henson http://www.artnet.com/artists/bill-henson/ worked at luxurious books shop on ballet and the visual arts, traveled and photographed in Eastern Europe and taught briefly at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Through underexposure, the use of chiaroscuro is common throughout his works. His photographs’ use of bokeh (blurring), it is used to give a painterly atmosphere.

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