New Photography Exhibit in Washington DC Takes a Fascinating Look Back in Time

October 15, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Rose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp). 1921. Photograph...300px-RroseSelavy

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By Alex Thorne

An interesting photography exhibit just opened up in Washington, DC at the Phillips Collection. Titled, Truth Beauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, the show takes you back to the early days of photography, as some early enthusiasts attempted to transform the “fussy craft” into an art form.

Here’s more form the Washington Post:

In 1917, when Marcel Duchamp took a lowly urinal and declared it a sculpture called “Fountain,” he made one of the most original, important moves in all of modern art.

The strange thing is, he’d been beaten to the punch by an artistic movement that was just fading out at that moment and seemed to stand for everything he didn’t.

Read more of the Post’s article–>>

 


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