Starling Travel

March 6, 2006

The Impressionist Camera

Filed under: Museums,Travel — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

There is no question that the camera and photography changed the art world. Suddenly anyone with a camera could achieve what only the best portrait painters of the world were able to do before. If painting was an inefficient method of capturing reality, what is painting for?

Impressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and Cubism have all been blamed on Photography, but what about photography that tries to look like an impressionist painting?

This exhibit’s only stop in the United States is in Saint Louis, home of the 1904 World’s Fair, which is the last time these photos were exhibited in the United States. One hundred years before I would be able to easily achieve these effects using Adobe Photoshop, these artists were layering elements from different photos, creating different color schemes and altering their photos in such a way as to create beautiful art.

There is no online tour for this exhibit, but you can purchase the book that is meant to accompany this exhibit:

If you have already planned a trip to Saint Louis or live nearby, make sure you take the time to see this exhibit.

Via: Happy News – Exhibit shows pictorial photography – by Cheryl Wittenauer with Associated Press

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