09 janvier 2010

Photocollages Reveal Wit and Whimsy of the Victorian Era in Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Opening February 2

Marie-Blanche-Hennelle Fournier (French, 1831–1906) Untitled page from the Madame B Album, 1870s.  Collage of watercolor, ink, and albumen silver prints. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mary and Leigh Block Endowment, 2005.297 In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 2 - May... [Lire la suite]