The first exhibition of the inventor of photography of William Henry Fox Talbot automatic translate
In the Pushkin Museum. Alexander Pushkin ends the first exhibition in Russia of the work of one of the inventors of the photo of William Henry Fox Talbot (William Henry Fox Talbot, 1800-1877). For two months the exhibition was visited by more than 35 thousand people.
The exhibition presents rare photographs that became textbooks for the history of visual culture - about 150 authorial prints and negatives from the collections of the National Museum of Science and Media in Bradford and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (Great Britain), as well as imaging devices - camera obscura and the camera-lucida - from the collection of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow.
The scientific discovery of Talbot was not only a breakthrough in the technology of creating images, but also determined the development of the art of photography. Unlike accurate and clear daguerreotypes, kalotipnye pictures had a special picturesqueness. Due to this, photography ceased to be perceived solely as a process of fixing reality.
Within the framework of the exhibition, a scientific conference was held, as well as an extensive educational program - lectures by Alexei Loginov, one of the largest Russian researchers in the history of photography, Alexandra Zinovieva, a specialist in the history of European literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, Irina Chmyreva, an art critic, curator of photographic exhibitions, and meeting with famous French collectors Florance and Daniel Gerlen.
Curator of the exhibition Olga Averyanova:
The exhibition of works of photo pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot became in my opinion a unique project for our Museum. To see authentic early samples of the painting, still not leaving England, is a truly rare opportunity to get acquainted not only with the history of photography, but also to understand many aspects of modern visual culture. We received many reviews from colleagues, professional photographers and amateurs, as well as viewers far from photography.
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