Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Time: March 29, 2012 at 11am to April 1, 2012 at 6pm
Location: Park Avenue Armory, New York
Street: Park Avenue
City/Town: New York City, USA
Website or Map: http://www.aipad.com/members/…
Event Type: art, fair
Organized By: Valérie C. Whitacre
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2012
JAMES HYMAN PHOTOGRAPHY is delighted to present a specially curated exhibition for AIPAD Photography Show 2012 (Park Avenue Armory, 29 March - 01 April, 2012).
From Sermons in Stones to Monsters of Modernity. Early French Photography and the Church brings together two of the greatest achievements of Western civilisation: Gothic architecture and the invention of photography.
This presentation will be a preview of an expanded exhibition to be staged at James Hyman Photography's London gallery space from 9 - 26 May 2012, including loans as well as works for sale.
The exhibition title references the religious significance of the portal programmes of Gothic cathedrals with their multiple biblical scenes as well as the gargoyles of Notre Dame that were the mid-nineteenth century invention of Viollet-le-Duc.
The exhibition traces the ways in which the great Gothic churches and cathedrals of France were placed at the heart of their work by the most important French photographers of the 1840s and 1850s.
The artists presented will include Edouard Baldus, Edmond Bacot, Hippolyte Bayard, Bisson Fr, Ange Mailand, Pierre Manguin, Charles N, Emile Pecarrere (Em. Pec.), Henri Le Secq, Varin Fr.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new book on the subject with an essay by James Hyman.
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