31 December 2009

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945

McNay Art Museum
TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945
February 3 - May 9, 2010

Drawn from the rich collections of the George Eastman House, TruthBeauty shows the rise of Pictorialism in the late 19th century from a desire to elevate photography to an art form equal to drawing and painting, and extends Pictorialism's historical period by including its influential precursors, its persistent practitioners, and its seminal effect on photographic modernism. Photographers such as Alvin Langdon Coburn, F. Holland Day, Heinrich Kühn, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz are included in this exhibition.

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TruthBeauty is a smaller version of the exhibition of the same name produced by Vancouver Art Gallery. Both versions were curated by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. As of November 4, 2009, funding at the McNay is generously provided by the William and Salome Scanlan Foundation and the G. A. C. Halff Foundation.

IMAGE: Eva Watson-Schütze, Woman with Lily, 1905; platinum print; courtesy George Eastman House

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