June 22 - July 21
PHOTOGRAPHY UNTIL NOW: The Painter's Eye
Opening Reception: June 22nd, Friday from 6-10pm
Far from seeing photography as a potential rival to painting, Delacroix took a keen interest in the development of this new medium, following its technical progress with sufficient curiosity to become a founding member of the Heliographic Society in 1851. He amassed a considerable photographic collection – of frescoes by Raphael, paintings by Rubens, and cathedral sculptures. Moreover, although he did not use a camera himself, a series of male and female nude models were photographed at his request by Eugène Durieu, in 1854.
studies and cast for Étant donnés
Black Dahlia crime scene photo and finished Étant donnés
This daguerreotype of Ingres's canvas, a unique image (as all
daguerreotypes are), was discovered only about 10 years ago in a drawer in
Ingres's desk, which is in a museum in his hometown, Montauban, France. It
will be shown for the first time in the United States, along with many other
treasures, in the Met's splendid exhibition, ''The Dawn of Photography:
French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1853.''
Given that the Nabis are not often given enough credit for being modern, it is noteworthy that they experimented with photography, the modern medium par excellence. Kodak snapshots of family and friends made by Vuillard, Bonnard, Vallotton and Denis show that the artists approached photography basically as having fun with the camera, but with an artist’s eye also. The Nabis eventually took inspiration from them with regard to subject and composition. Some famous paintings were clearly modeled on snapshots, especially in the cases of Denis and Vallotton.
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
In a certain sense, Twombly operates like the pictorialists: his photographs look almost like paintings in which light is captured in brushstrokes.
Vincent van Gogh
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