Albrecht von Alvensleben

Albrecht von Alvensleben is a self-taught photographer, born in 1984, in Swakopmund, Namibia, South Africa. At the age of five, von Alvensleben and his family moved to Northern Germany. After high school in Waterford, Ireland, von Alvensleben studied architecture at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts before transferring in his final year to New York City’s … More Albrecht von Alvensleben

Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass – formal analysis

Edgar Degas’s Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass (ca. 1882–85 oil on canvas). Havemeyer Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In this image, Degas has used strongly contrasted the white tutu against the dark brown wood panel of the wall. This glimpse, through Degas’s eyes, of a ballet rehersal – a world … More Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass – formal analysis

Albrecht von Alvensleben

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Albrecht von Alvensleben is a self-taught photographer, born in 1984, in Swakopmund, Namibia, South Africa. At the age of five, von Alvensleben and his family moved to Northern Germany. After high school in Waterford, Ireland, von Alvensleben studied architecture at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts before transferring in his final…

History of Consciousness, oh how you haunt me

In my early 20’s I was living every university holiday in Northern California’s Santa Cruz (from 1997-1999) visiting my Australian boyfriend who worked there. It was such a beautiful place overlooking the sea. Everyday, I walked up the hill to the university grounds and swam and sat beneath the redwoods. They were so shady and … More History of Consciousness, oh how you haunt me