Isak Dinesen (by Richard Avedon, 1958)

Isak Dinesen por Richard Avedon

“La juventud nunca me mueve. Rara vez veo nada demasiado hermoso en un rostro joven. Aunque lo veo en la curva descendente de los labios de Maugham, en las manos de Isak Dinesen. Tanto se ha escrito allí, hay tanto por ser leído, si sólo se pudiera leer. Siento que la mayor parte de la gente de mi libro “Observaciones” (‘Observations’), son santos en la tierra. Porque que están obsesionados, obsesionados con un tipo de trabajo u otro. Bailar, ser bella, contar historias, resolver acertijos, actuar en la calle. La boca de Zavattini y los ojos de Escudero, la sonrisa de Marie-Louise Bousquet: son sermones sobre el coraje.” – Richard Avedon


“Youth never moves me. I seldom see anything very beautiful in a young face. I do, though, in the downward curve of Maugham’s lips, in Isak Dinesen’s hands. So much has been written there, there is so much to be read, if one could only read. I feel most of the people in my book, Observations, are earthly saints. Because they are obsessed, obsessed with work of one sort or another. To dance, to be beautiful, tell stories, solve riddles, perform in the street. Zavattini’s mouth and Escudero’s eyes, the smile of Marie-Louise Bousquet: they are sermons on bravado.” – Richard Avedon

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