Ten Years In Focus: The Artist and the Camera (March 18 to August 10, 2008)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 18 to August 10, 2008
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Three Sheets of Gauze, Crossed Obliquely
William Henry Fox Talbot (English, 1800 - 1877)
about 1852 - 1857
13.3 x 12.7 cm (5 1/4 x 5 in.)
Talbot introduced photography to the world in 1839, and his desire to make a permanent image continued for years afterward. One result was the invention of the photogravure process, which reproduced a photographic image using printers' ink. As an innovator and inventor, Talbot created work that is highly important to the Museum's collection and our understanding of the history of photography. This rare experimental picture has a remarkably modern feel to it, in part due to its geometrically abstract quality.