Snapshot : painters and photography, Bonnard to Vuillard / edited by Elizabeth W. Easton ; with contributions by Clément Chéroux [and others].

"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 capturing images as studies for final works and of observing the world and the people in...

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Corporate Authors: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam., Phillips Collection., Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Other Authors: Easton, Elizabeth Wynne., Chéroux, Clément, 1970-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2012.
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Summary:"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 capturing images as studies for final works and of observing the world and the people in it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Rivière, Félix 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 published. Juxtaposing personal photographs with the related paintings and prints by these Post-Impressionist artists, Snapshot offers a new perspective on early photography and on the synthesis of painting and photography at the end of the 19th century"--
Item Description:Issued in connection with exhibitions held October 14, 2011-January 8, 2012, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, February 4-May 6, 2012, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and June 8-September 2, 2012, Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Physical Description:xiii, 234 pages : illustrations, plates, photographs ; 30 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780300172362
0300172362
9789079310289
907931028X