donderdag 27 oktober 2011


Last Sunday we went to the Van Gogh Museum to the exhibition "Painters and photography 1888-1915". The intervention in 1888 of the first manageable, easy-to-use camera for amateurs made spontaneous photography possible: the snapshot was born. The enthusiastic users of the earliest amateur cameras included many artists. What role did photography play in their lives and how did it influence their work? The exhibition presents 220 photographs and 70 paintings, prints and drawings from seven artists.
This artist Henri Evenepoel made such lovely family pictures of his children, they looked very modern dressed, as you can see at the poster above. His sun, the boy in the striped shirt he used for a painting later on. It was so nice to see the enthusiasm of the artists to use this new item like we "bloggers" are still doing. Look here for more information on the website.
 (It was not allowed to make photo's! at the exhibiton, so I can't show you more)

1 opmerking:

  1. interesting!
    i think its funny that cameras are sooo advanced since that time, but it remains very hard to take a good photo.
    and if you see what kind of beautiful pics people took with just a simple camera... :)