Press Negatives, Box 3, 1942


18 slides in a box that held originally 12. Joel is becoming predictable.

This box starts with a 3D artist tool palette.

Art Palette, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

To be followed by a few abstract geometric pieces

Abstract. unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Abstract. unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Abstract. unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

Followed by some interesting statues, I’m very partial to the second one.

Statue, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Statue, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Statue, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

I do like what Joel did with the lighting on the above images.

We’ve seen a few masks floating around in the assignments, and this box is no exception.

Mask, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

George Akimoto is back with work depicting someone, presumably the artist, holding a mask

Artist holding mask, George Akimoto, SJC, 1942

And Ellen has the same subject. We’ll see some more on this in our next blog post.

Artist holding mask, Ellen, SJC, 1942

Next two images are outliers in that they relate to artwork from the previous blog post. Joel photographed the farmhouse and implements that were the subject of few pieces. And this also clarifies the image of the farm house in the previous blog post.

Farmhouse, unidentified location, Joel Pahl Pardis photograph, 1942
Farmhouse, unidentified location, Joel Pahl Pardis photograph, 1942

The second image has all information to help with the composition of George Akimoto and other artists work we’ve seen in prior blog posts.

There was an unfortunate light leak at the upper left hand corner. It appears light came in when Joel pulled out the dark slide. It happens occasionally and is often sign of a worn-out film holder. Equally explains why Joel is not pulling his dark slide out all the way, he knows about the issue.

Julianne Calvelli has also work in this negative box collection.

Skirt, Julianne Calvelli, SJC, 1942

There are a few more natural texture pieces multiplied into a pattern, similar than Julianne Calvelli’s work in previous blog post.

Natural Texture, Campodonica, SJC, 1942
Texture, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942
Texture, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

Penultimate negative is an overview of work on a wall that Joel didn’t photograph individually.

Art overview, SJC, 1942

And the last image in this box is of a 3D art piece featuring stained glass windows and a church steeple.

3D Artwork, unidentified artist, SJC, 1942

One more ART box to go through in this format before we explore more of Joel’s personal 1942 work.

Cheers !


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