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Thursday, March 04, 2010

An Image of John Keats



... here is a remarkable photograph of Keats' life mask by artist Benjamin Haydon.

This photograph, and others like it, can be found in Joanna Kane's book, The Somnambulists: Photographic Portraits From Before Photography (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2008). Using traditional and digital techniques, Kane photographed life and death masks from the late 18th/early 19th centuries, and created portraits like this one that almost seem ready to speak.

from http://thebestamericanpoetry.typepad.com/the_best_american_poetry/2010/02/an-image-of-john-keats.html

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