Alfred Krupp, German industrialist Arnold Newman He looked like a nice distinguished gentlemanly human being. I worked this out where I got the lights to come under him, the usual thing. The lights were working beautifully but it just didn’t give me what I wanted. I went to Herr Bolen, that was his family name, “would you lean forward” and he leaned this way and my hair stood on end. There was the devil.
yama-bato: Barnett Newman by Irving Penn in the Irving Penn Portraits exhibition. [Source: National Portrait Gallery] The artist once said “It is interesting to me to notice how difficult it is for people to take the intense heat and blaze of my color. If my paintings were empty they could take them with ease.”