The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 31, 2014


Master Photographers' Work Highlighted from Rich Holdings of the Metropolitan Museum
Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève 1924. Matte albumen silver print from glass negative 17.4 x 22.1 cm (6 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Gift, 2005 (2005.100.535)
NEW YORK.- Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840-1940 tells the story of photography’s first 100 years through the work of 13 key figures who helped shape the aesthetic and expressive course of the medium: Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Carleton Watkins, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Edouard Baldus, Charles Marville, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 3, 2008, the exhibition will present 10 to 12 iconic works by each of these influential artists, to convey a broad sense of their contributions to photography. Many of the works displayed in Framing a Century are drawn from the acclaimed Gilman Paper Company Collection, which was acquired by the Museum in 2005.

“The exhibition highlights the way in which the recently acquired Gilman Collection meshes perfectly with the Museum’s existing collection to create deep, rich holdings of work by many of the most important masters of the first century of photography,” noted Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs. “There are, of course, many other individual masterpieces in the collection by a host of photographers, but this exhibition allows us to sense the full achievement of some of the medium’s greatest artists.”

Framing a Century begins with beautifully preserved works by three photographers of architecture and landscape: the Englishman Roger Fenton (1819–1869), the preeminent British photographer of the 1850s; Carleton Watkins (1829–1916), the consummate photographer of the American West during the 1860s and 1870s, famed for his early views of Yosemite; and the Frenchman Gustave Le Gray (1820–1884), who is now represented in the Met’s collection by more than 40 photographs spanning his entire career, from his early views of Fontainebleau Forest and medieval architecture to his famed seascapes of the mid-1850s and his final pictures, made in Egypt.

The next section includes rare photographs by the inventor of paper photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877), whose work in the Metropolitan ranges from some of the first photographs ever made, predating the announcement of photography, through iconic images that were included in Talbot’s groundbreaking photographically illustrated book The Pencil of Nature, to examples of the photogravure process that consumed the latter part of his life.

Also in the second room of the exhibition are works by two masters of portraiture, Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, 1820–1910) in France and Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) in England. Nadar, whose keen observation of physiognomy and personality was honed as a caricaturist, was at his best when photographing his literary, artistic, and left-wing political friends, including the writer Alexandre Dumas, the critic Théophile Gautier, and the famous mime Charles Deburau. The subjects of Cameron’s works in the exhibition include her friends—the eminent scientist Sir John Herschel and poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson—as well as family members, neighbors, and staff pressed into service as models in Cameron’s biblical and literary tableaux.

The history, landscape, and streets of Paris and the French countryside are explored in works on view by: Edouard Baldus (1813–1889), whose images include historic monuments, the natural landscape, and the achievements of modern engineers; Charles Marville (1816–1879), best known for photographs commissioned by Napoleon III’s master urban planner, Baron Hausmann, recording the transformation of Paris from a city of narrow streets and medieval buildings to one with grand boulevards and impressive public works that still define the French capital; and Eugène Atget (1857–1927), an artist who spent three decades documenting the look and feel of Paris and the surrounding region, working within a 19th-century tradition, nonetheless celebrated by the Surrealists.

The exhibition concludes with the work of four artists who were significant in transforming photography into a modern visual language. The exhibition’s photographs by Man Ray (1890–1976), for example, will capture the broad creative
scope of his work in the 1920s and 1930s, including portraits of fellow artists Marcel Duchamp and Jean Cocteau; documentation of his own ephemeral sculptures; and photographs that reveal his dynamic experimentation with the plasticity of the medium through solarization, photograms, negative prints, and film. Also included is work by pioneering and influential photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004); Brassaï (1899–1984), the chronicler of Paris by night; and Walker Evans (1903–1975), best known for his Depression-era photographs in the American South.





Last Week News

June 3, 2008

Art 39 Basel: El Dorado of the International Art World Set to Open in Switzerland

Mitra Tabrizian: This is that Place set to Open at Tate Britain

Florence Griswold Museum Presents Impressionist Giverny: American Painters in France, 1885-1915

New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Collection at Grey Gallery

Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi on View at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Anne d'Harnoncourt, Chief Executive of the Philadelphia Museum Art, Died at Age 64

Selections from the Collection in Honor of Gabriella De Ferrari at Colby Museum of Art

Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Marjorie Schick at The Fuller Craft Museum

The McNay Art Museum Reopens with New Stieren Center for Exhibitions

Give it a Rest: People at Play in American Prints and Drawings, 1890-1945 at The Detroit Institute of Arts

Ground Breakers: German Sculptures on the Grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts

Black Mirror/Espejo Negro: A Museum Installation by Pedro Lasch at The Nasher Museum of Art

Carnegie Mellon and the University of Bologna Offer First Double-Degree Masters Program in Arts and Cultural Management

Mimi Gates Announces Retirement as Director of the Seattle Art Museum

June 2, 2008

Fondation Beyeler Presents Today in Basel Fernand Léger: Paris - New York

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt Presents "Michael Sailstorfer - 10,000 Stones"

Legendary Designer Yves Saint Laurent Dies In Paris at Age 71

LISTE 08, The Young Art Fair in Basel Opens Its 13th Edition

Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Harold Cazneaux - Artist in Photography Opens at Art Gallery of New South Wales

VOLTA4 Show Opens Today In Basel With Auxiliary Projects and Events

The Michael Hoppen Gallery Presents Photographs by Ruth Orkin

VMFA Receives $75,000 Grant From NEA To Install Expanded Contemporary Galleries

Ohio's Dayton Art Institute Displays The Work of Ken Butler

Green Cardamom Gallery Presents Drawn from Life

Friedrich Petzel Gallery Announces Maria Lassnig's Exhibition

Converging Gestures of Lines and Texture Opens

Allegro Galería Presents Thresholds - Heriberto Mora / Maria Navas

Anne Tabachnick: Works from the Sixties and Seventies

Sendak's 80th Birthday Bash: I'll Be You and You Be Me at the Rosenbach Museum

June 1, 2008

Renaissance Portrait Exhibit Presented at The Museo Nacional Del Prado in Madrid

Dallas Museum of Art Presents Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy

Cassab - Landscapes from The Collection at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Kunstmuseum Basel Presents today Robert Therrien - Works on Paper

Althea Thauberger: Chelsea Girls at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Hysteria: New Art from Finland Opens at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

Jonathan Green: The Artist & The Collector Opens at MB Art Museum

Prints and Photographs Bring More than $2.7-Million at Bonhams & Butterfields in May

Pandemonium in the English Landscape STOT21stCplanB

Minneapolis Institute of Arts hires new curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art

Paul Thek's Most Comprehensive Retrospective Exhibit at Phoenix-Hallen in Hamburg

Hugo Bastidas: A Prefect World

Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker at The Bruce Museum

Les LeVeque's Hallucinatory Videos Expand the Boundaries of Perception

Art Basel Conversations: An Inside Perspective on the International Art Scene

May 31, 2008

Photographs by Helmut Newton on View at Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst

Above-The-Fold: Ayse Erkmen, Ceal Floyer and David Lamelas Set to Open at The Kunstmuseum in Basel

Sarah Morris' Black Beetle on View at Fondation Beyeler

William Massie: An American House 08 at Cranbrook Art Museum

The Belgian Museum Opens New Wing Beside the Carmelite Convent

New Record Set at Sotheby's for Artist Helen Schjerfbeck at $5.3 Million

Association of Art Museum Curators Announces the Recipients of the 2007 Annual Awards for Excellence

Exhibition of Silver Jewelry Designed by Legendary Modernist Art Smith on View at Brooklyn Museum

Jim Campbell: Home Movies Opens at The Berkeley Art Museum

Art Gallery of Ontario has unveiled a distinctive new logo

Girls and Company: Feminist Works from MMoCA's Permanent Collection

MoMA will Stay Open Late on Thursdays in July and August, with Live Music in the Sculpture Garden

Sotheby's Sponsors Ming and Other Things, an Appraisal Event

Nell Dorr: From Everlasting to Everlasting at The Amon Carter Museum

Highest Total Ever for an Evening Sale of Latin American Art at Sotheby's

55 Days in Valencia. An Encounter with Chinese Art at Instituto Valenciano de Art Moderno

The Dayton Art Institute Appoints Chief Curator

Grants to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Support its Missions

May 30, 2008

Jeff Koons: First Major US Museum Survey in Fifteen Years at Chicago's MCA

In its Only North American Stop, Exhibition Explores Incredible Legacy of The Greeks

Sotheby's New York to Hold Sale of Important 20th Century Design on June 14

Bill Brandt: Shadows and Substance to Open at The Akron Art Museum

Yellow Mountain: China's Ever-Changing Landscape at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Portland Art Museum Presents Thirty Year Klaus Moje Retrospective Exhibit

Lightbox's Architects Win RIBA Award in the South East

Sol LeWitt: Structure and Line at The Austin Museum of Art

Duane Hanson Sculpts the American Dream at Fundacion Canal in Spain

Laurie Rolland Installation at Burlington Art Centre in Canada

Deckchairs by Tracey Emin, Raymond Briggs, Joanna Lumley and Other Stars Unveiled in London's Hyde Park

AXA Art Insurance Offers $25,000 Reward for Missing Picasso Artworks

First International Meeting of Photography Centres in Spain

Christie's Leads Asia with Spring Sales of US $310.7 Million

Metropolitan Museum Explores Relationship of Art and Science during First Annual World Science Festival

Getty Exhibition Opens Window Into the Society of Dilettanti

Groundbreaking Exhibition Explores Transformation of China's Cultural Landscape

May 29, 2008

International Dealers Have $1.6 Billion of Art on Offer at the Moscow World Fine Art Fair

Rufino Tamayo's $7.2 Million Trovador Sets New World Auction Record for Latin American Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art Presents Work by Internationaly Renowned Sculptor Anish Kapoor

Jean Nouvel's Design for Signal Tower at Financial District La Defense Selected

Warhol: Larger Than Life Set to Open at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design and Modern Life in Vienna 1900 at Tate Gallery Liverpool

Utopia/Dystopia: The Photographs of Geoffrey James at The National Gallery of Art in Canada

MoMA Presents The Bourne Trilogy of Thrillers as Part of Inaugural World Science Festival

Charlotte Houman's Waterdreams at the Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen

Psycho Buildings Opens at The Hayward Gallery in London

Sotheby's to Hold its African and Oceanic Art Sale on June 11 in Paris

In and Around the Garden: Perspectives East and West on View at The Ackland Art Museum

Nordic Moods: Landscape Photography of Our Time at Arken

Trailing Sisi: Carriages, Clothes, Curios of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria at The Kunsthistorisches Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art Commissions New Ad Campaign

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site