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Michael Wong's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

Darwin's Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution

Darwin's Camera (Phillip Prodger; ISBN-10: 0195150317) tells the extraordinary story of how Charles Darwin changed the way pictures are seen and made.



In his illustrated masterpiece, Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1871), Darwin introduced the idea of using photographs to illustrate a scientific theory--his was the first photographically illustrated science book ever published. Using photographs to depict fleeting expressions of emotion--laughter, crying, anger, and so… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on January 25, 2010 at 9:48 — No Comments

Tunbridge Wells: H P Robinson print internationally recognised

Staff at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery were surprised and delighted last month when two major art galleries from overseas contacted them about borrowing some of the Museum’s works of art for exhibitions in 2010 and 2011.



Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery was initially approached by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, who were keen to borrow the photograph ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Henry Peach Robinson. The photograph is required for an exhibition called ‘The… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on January 16, 2010 at 14:26 — 2 Comments

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