Black and White Portrait Of Three Women, 1900s.

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Black and White Portrait Of Three Women, 1900s.

 

At the turn of the 20th century, one of the most influential Pictorialist groups was the Photo-Secession, founded in New York City in 1902 by photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The Secession’s name was taken from the avant-garde secessionist movements in Europe that sought to differentiate themselves from what they considered outmoded ways of working and thinking about the arts. With the help of Edward Steichen, Stieglitz opened The Little Galleries of Photo-Succession popularly known as “291” after its address on Fifth Avenue which exhibited the work of Modernist painters and sculptors as well as that of photographers who used a wide variety of printing processes, including gum-bichromate and bromoil printing. These procedures required considerable handwork and resulted in one-of-a-kind prints that in their softening effects resembled etchings or lithographs rather than photographs. Among the members of the Photo-Secession were Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gertrude Kasebier, and Clarence H, White. Between 1903 and 1917 Stieglitz published 50 issues of the beautifully printed journal Camera Work, which contained, among other works, fine gravure reproductions of American and European photographs and halftone reproductions of artwork By Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Item Code - VIS12E57A4REA

Width: 3 3/8"  Height: 7 3/8"  Depth: 1/16"  Weight: 19 g 


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