Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Still Pictures: Photography of Sculpture at the MoMA

Df s;dlkj;fdslk ;lkfdj;lfdsjlkfdjMy wife laughs at my penchant for taking photographs of sculpture when we travel. It’s as if I’m trying to bring these huge stone and marble marvels home with me. In The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today at the MoMA through November 1, 2010, that same “take it home” impulse is examined from the very beginnings of photography to today. More than 100 artists—including some of the biggest names from the worlds of photography and sculpture—appear in more than 300 photographs, magazines, and journals. Together, they build a bigger picture showing just how the new medium of photography changed how we looked at the old medium of sculpture forever. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Still Pictures."

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[Image: Bruce Nauman. American, born 1941. Self-Portrait as a Fountain from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs. 1966–67/1970. Inkjet print (originally chromogenic color print), 20 1/16 x 23 3/4" (50.9 x 60.3 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gerald S. Elliott Collection. © 2010 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]

[Many thanks to the MoMA for providing me with the image above and other press materials for The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, which runs through November 1, 2010.]

1 comment:

jans said...

that is an interesting exhibition theme, i will definitely check it out.. thanks.