Monday, June 10, 2013

The Terminal, 1893 (negative); c. 1913 Alfred Stieglitz, American, PhotogravureThe Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the foremost exhibitors of fine art photography in the nation, especially since the completion of its Perelman Building. Photogravure: Master Prints from the Collection is a wonderful exhibition worthy of this great institution.

This exhibition will run through August 11, 2013

Photogravure, a printmaking process that combines elements of aquatint etching and photography, was a prized medium among artist-photographers of the late nineteenth century, who labored over their hand-pulled prints.

Although not widely practiced today, the process remains a preference for certain contemporary artists.

This exhibition includes around fifty-five works, most of them master prints from the 1880s through the 1910s by Pictorialist photographers such as Edward S. Curtis, Peter Henry Emerson, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There are also extraordinary examples from the 1930s by Man Ray, Paul Strand, and Doris Ullman, and contemporary works by Ian van Coller, Jon Goodman, Eikoh Hosoe, and Lorna Simpson.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area in time to see this exhibit, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Stan - Philadelphia said...

Ned, I saw the exhibit last week. It was great. Anyone would enjoy it.

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