Painting is a workmanship that has existed since 16th century. Different spots leads by Philadelphia have the accumulations of craftsmanship painting that reflects occasions that have occurred, individuals and society. All work of art shows impact from the general public in which the specialists live, the materials accessible to them, and also the innovation of their times. Ancient man utilized cavern dividers as ground and shades produced using ocher, and his topic was impacted by superstition and nature. Throughout the history of Philadelphia, painting as an art has advanced and there are plenty of collections of gallery artistic pictures belonging to most peculiar artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Benjamin West.
Throughout history newspapers have been dominant. They have informed citizens about events taking place throughout the world and allowed us to see the world in many different ways. The emergence of photography in the 1920s sparked the invention of photojournalism. This created; credibility, new celebrities, and additional corporate competition.
These photos do an excellent job of showing how just how bad the times were in the early 1900’s during the depression. They also show just how bad race relations were during this time in our country’s history as well. With that being said these photos can be taken and learned from in multiple ways. Because these photos are reminders they will forever live in history and are ones that I hate talking about because I would never want to experience either one of these situations nor walk in these people's shoes. I am so lucky to live in a free and thriving country that many people including myself take for granted at times.
The photograph is a very powerful medium. The French painter Paul Delaroche exclaimed upon seeing an early photograph “from now on, painting is dead!” (Sayre, 2000). Many critics did not take photography seriously as a legitimate art form until the 20th century. With the
As early as mid-nineteenth century, astute observers were anticipating the consequences of the Graphic Revolution. Before the Civil War, a young Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in The Atlantic Monthly that the advent of photography would separate form from reality. He said the “image would become more important than the object itself, and would in fact make the object disposable.”3
Henry Peach Robinson was an English photographer whose Pictorialism photographs made him one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century. Photography was his passion, that in 1857, he opened a Photographic studio in Leamington, England. (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Where he began to produce photographs that imitated the themes and compositions popular at the time. He also encouraged many photographers to produce images that looked like paintings. He practiced a technique called combination printing in which he combined separate negatives into a composite picture.
left and right side are movie posters, one titled El Aguila Blanca (The White Eagle) and
Since the beginning of time our ancestors have tried to portray images of past events that happened in their lives or in others. For centuries, many artists have treated pictures of people or of non living beings like photos. If not for photography people would still have to be Picasso or Van Gogh. Like painting and drawing a piece of art, photography would take hours before it showed up on slides.Photography was first discovered around 1839. although there is no way of knowing the exact date, we can still say it was around the 1800’s due to the fact that there were no traces of photography before. One of the first photographs to ever come out on a slide is called “View from the Window at Le Gras” (Circa, 1826). When joseph nicéphore niépce
The name "Photography" comes from the Greek words for light and writing. Sir John Herschel, was the first to use the term photography in 1839, when he managed to fix images using hyposulphite of soda. He described photography as "The application of the chemical rays to the purpose of pictorial representation". Herschel also coined the terms "negative", "positive" and "snapshot".
During the 1850s the photographic community pursued an increased activity to advance the medium's claims as art. In England, France, Italy, Germany and the United States several societies and publications were founded, such as the Photographic Society of London (now the Royal Photographic Society) and the Societe Francaise de Photographie, established in 1853 and 1854 respectively, still in existence. Numerous professional publications such as La Lumiere in Paris, the Photographic Journal in London, and others in Italy, Germany and the United States were at the vanguard of discussions regarding photography as a legitimate art form, promoting spaces which would included exhibitions of photography as well as painting.
Photography has always been a contentious fine art used by artists to capture art. Concerns have been raised to whether photography should be considered an art or a science, since both are incorporated to create “art”. Photography was considered more true to reality.
Photography generated a sentiment of art because it could stop time in a single frame. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” (Warhol, 1975) was something stated in Andy Warhol’s loosely formed autobiography. A perfect example of this is the series of prints that were taken by Eadward Muybridge in the 19th century, called The Horse in Motion (Fig 9). These photographs were taken to prove that the horse fully left the ground when it ran. This displayed the beginning of the truth within art, these snap shots of daily life could settle certain debates like, what falls faster between a plate or a glass. There is clear influence from cubist painting within photography, research has found that Pablo Picasso's, Le Guitariste (Fig 10) is similar to another Paul Strand photograph From the Ei, 1915, where the painters were breaking form
Perhaps it is our fascination with out own shortcomings and mortality that we remain a society that is captivated by oddities and death. This is especially true in the area of creepy vintage photography. Genuine shots showcasing historic, surreal portrayals engross us because so few pictures were taken years ago, compared to today, when, according the the non-profit Rawhide, 1,000 selfies are posted to Instagram every second.
Between the use of film or digital photography, film is the more effective method when looking for originality and creativity. With the adoption of digital photography, the younger generations, as well as the older and more current photographers are becoming lazy. These groups must recognize that the art of the photograph is being jeopardized by the digital camera and the camera phone. For the current photographers as well as amateur photographers, this essay will serve as testimony to film as well as other chemical methods, and how they shouldn’t be ignored, but preferred. The digital era has had a massive impact on the art world and all of its mediums, but for photography this impact has resulted in the removal of the human from the photograph making process. This intimate process is what makes it an art form. All of films imperfections and unique qualities, as well as its monetary value and scarcity are just a few factors that have made it so precious. To replace this entire process with a microchip is offensive and undermines the importance of the process that is needed to make a photograph. Anyone can take a picture but you must make a photograph, and this skill is being simplified to a digital camera. The impact of the digital era on photography has hindered the process of making a photograph; painting the art form obsolete in today’s society.