Cool people from the Past: Tashamira

July 15, 2009

I wanted to post this on my blog for a long time… Tashamira was a Croatian dancer and choreographer whose real name was Vera Milcinovic. When I saw her photos from 1930’s at the exhibition ‘Avant Garde Tendencies in Croatian Art’ few years ago, I was completely thrilled.

First, her name sounds even today very hype and cool. But Tashamira’s ‘image’ was crucial, just take a look at her costume and hair cut. She was also one of those faces that were far ahead of their time.

Tashamira_1.jpgTashamira, taken from the catalog by Klovicevi dvori

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Patrizia Dona and her wearable typewriter

April 7, 2009

Seeing Patrizia Dona’s fashionable and wearable writing accessories from the collection ‘Hommage a Remington’ in the series ‘Objects to wear’ have made an embellishing impact on me.

At first I just thought that she’s an Italian artists living in Amsterdam, but then I saw that she studied the History of Art and Ethnology in Zagreb, and later Fashion Design at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Anyway, she would get this review, even if she would be from cold Pluto, so let’s start.

Patrizia_Dona.jpgPhoto:  Bag ‘Hommage a Remington’ by Patrizia Dona (c)

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Old school photography: Duro Janekovic

March 26, 2009

Some of you maybe remember when I blogged about  photographer Toso Dabac last year. Yeah, the one we call ‘our Henri Cartier Bresson’. It’s interesting how ‘small nations’ always need to refer to ‘bigger nations‘…

Anyway, several weeks ago the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb opened an exhibition with photographs by Duro Janekovic (1912-1989). He was Dabac’s fellow, but his work hasn’t been so far presented… As photojournalist Janekovic created amazing street photographs; and as athlete he had the great sense for dance and sport photography.

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Lysana, dancer for the future… Schlemmer, constructor of the future…

March 15, 2009

While I was surfing through website Virtual History Film that covers the history of dance, too… I’ve stumbled on two amazing post cards of dancer whose artistic name was Lysana…

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