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Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard
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, andmany beganexperimenting withthe camera as a means of observing the world and capturing their own imagesof it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, M ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Yale University Press
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This is a book about the impact of the dawn of photography on a group of late nineteenth century artists known as the Nabis. The examination focuses on photographs taken by the artists themselves, the reasons the images were taken and the influence of those images on their artworks (and sometimes vice versa). In some cases, the influence is very direct (where the artist copies on of their photographs), while in others the influence is more opaque - a general feel for light and composition in the ...more