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Re: Impessionism & Photography

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sarah ann bowler (sbowler)
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 11:49:29 -0700 (MST)


Have you seen Monet's early color photography? He was very into early
color photographic processes towards the end of his life. I'll see if I
can get the author of the book its in. Its the big one called Monet that
isn't associated with a museum show.

Sally Bowler

On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, Ken Rohrer wrote:

> To continue the discussion on the effect of photography on Impressionism...
>
> I bought a book while on vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this week on Van
> Gogh's personal writings (entitled "Letters From Provence" by Martin
> Bailey). I saw an interesting comment on page 67. The excerpt was from a
> letter dated October 8, 1888 to Theo Van Gogh (Vincent's brother) who had
> sent him a photograph of their mother. It reads...
>
> "I am doing a portrait of Mother for myself. I cannot stand the colourless
> photograph, and I am trying to do one in a harmony of colour, as I see her
> in my memory."
>
> It appears that color became a very important element in Impressionism at
> the advent of the photograph to some Impressionists.
>
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