The Aesthetic Movement: Artists of the Photo-Secession

From: University of Michigan - Museum of Art

10/29/2016 - 3/12/2017

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Pictorialism was the first truly international photography movement, and its practitioners, among them Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Gertrude Kasebier, sought to position photography as a legitimate aesthetic art form. They favored soft-focus images that drew upon the conventions of important artists and movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuriesthe influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, James McNeill Whistler,Japonisme, and Art Nouveau are readily seen in the images on view in this exhibition.
 

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