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Michael Wong's Blog – February 2014 Archive (2)

Exhibition: Photographing the Arab city in the 19th century

In the 19th century the East represented the realm of exoticism, fantasy and mystery. Literature and painting in particular used the lands beyond Europe as canvases for fertile explorations of the unknown and unlimited boundaries for imagination. By the latter half of the century, however,…

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Added by Michael Wong on February 4, 2014 at 23:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron…

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Added by Michael Wong on February 3, 2014 at 21:59 — No Comments

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