Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard

Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard

By: Elizabeth W. Easton (author), Ellen Wardwell Lee (contributor), Poletti Poletti (contributor), Francoise Heilbrun (contributor), Todd Gustavson (contributor), Anne McCauley (contributor), Michel Frizot (contributor), Saskia Ooms (contributor), Clement Cheroux (contributor), Rathbone Rathbone (contributor)Hardback

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The advent of the Kodak camera in 1888 made photography accessible to amateurs as well as to professionals. Artists were not immune to its allure, and many began experimenting with the camera as a means of observing the world and capturing their own images of it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Riviere, Felix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard. Although celebrated for their works on canvas and paper, these artists also made many personal and informal snapshots. Depicting interiors, city streets, nudes, and portraits, these photographs were kept private and never exhibited. As a result, most have never been seen by the public. Juxtaposing personal photographs with related paintings and prints by these Post-Impressionist artists, Snapshot offers a new perspective on early photography and on the synthesis of painting, printmaking, and photography at the end of the 19th century.

About Author

Elizabeth W. Easton is the cofounder and director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership. Clement Cheroux is a curator of the photographic collection at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Michel Frizot is research director of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Todd Gustavson is curator of technology at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Francoise Heilbrun was until April 2011 the founding curator of photography at the Musee d'Orsay. Ellen W. Lee is chief curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Anne McCauley is David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University. Saskia Ooms works at Netwerk, a center for contemporary Art in Belgium. Katia Poletti is curator at the Fondation Felix Vallotton, Lausanne. Eliza Rathbone is chief curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Hans Rooseboom is curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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  • ISBN13: 9780300172362
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780300172362
  • weight: 1610
  • ISBN10: 0300172362

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