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TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art 1845-1945

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TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art 1845-1945

Time: October 9, 2010 to January 9, 2011
Location: The Phillips Collection
Street: 1600 21st Street, NW
City/Town: Washington, DC 20009
Website or Map: http://www.phillipscollection…
Phone: Washington 202-387-215
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Phillips Collection
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2010

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Like impressionism, which challenged the traditions of painting, pictorialism expanded the possibilities of photography beyond the literal description of a subject. Pictorialist photographers produced some of the most spectacular photographs in the history of the medium and influenced subsequent developments in modernist photography. Comprising over 120 photographs, this exhibition retraces pictorialism’s beginnings with the experiments of Hill and Adamson and Julia Margaret Cameron; through its mastery by Alfred Stieglitz, Gertrude Käsebier, and Alvin Langdon Coburn; to its lasting legacy in early works by Edward Weston and Imogen Cunningham.

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