Painters and photography 1888-1915
14 October 2011 - 8 January 2012
The invention in 1888 of the first manageable, easy-to-use camera for amateurs made spontaneous photography possible: the snapshot was born. The enthusiastic users of the earliest amateur cameras included many artists. What role did photography play in their lives and how did it influence their work? The exhibition Snapshot. Painters and Photography, 1888-1915 sheds a light on this creative process, presenting 220 photographs and 70 paintings, prints and drawings from seven artists.
The painters George Hendrik Breitner, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Rivière, Felix Vallotton and Edouard Vuillard latched onto this new possibility. Their intimate, personal snaps provide a broader picture of their time, and make it clear how photography and painting interacted.
Building pits and family photos
The seven artists mainly took photographs of what they found interesting; it was only later t ...
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he Nederlands Fotomuseum annually organises exhibitions of and about photography. Not only in its own exhibition galleries but also at other locations. Old family photographs, well known news photos, exciting scientific photographs or experimental photoworks by visual artists – they are all to be seen in the museum of photography. Depending on the nature or subject of the temporary exhibitions, activities are launched, publications brought out, guided tours given and meetings organised. There is thus always something to suit your taste, whether you are a layman or expert, photography fan or imagemaker, hobbyist or student.
The Nederlands Fotomuseum also pays attention to less obvious sides of photography. Of course you will regularly find photographs by young and prominent Dutch photographers, but you will just as often encounter photographs that are important because of their meaning in everyday life. It is precisely this wide range of applications and manifestations in w ...
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In the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord extending over an area of about 180 hectares, nature, industrial heritage and a fascinating light installation combine to create a park landscape unlike any other in the world. The new green spaces and the old cathedrals of industry invite you, either on your own or as part of a guided tour, to explore the site which, in the course of more than ten years, has been redeveloped to create a new style of multi-function park.
But what does the concept of landscape park mean in reality? At the centre stands a disused ironworks whose old industrial facilities have today been put to a wide variety of uses. The huge buildings of the former ironworks have been equipped to cater for cultural and corporate functions; in an old gasometer Europe’s biggest man-made diving centre has been created; alpine climbing gardens have been created in ore storage bunkers; in a former casting house a high ropes course has been set up; and an extinguished blast furnace has be ...
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