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The Flatiron by Edward J. Steichen
1904, printed 1909 
Steichen added color to the platinum print that forms the foundation of this photograph by using layers of pigment suspended in a light-sensitive solution of gum arabic and potassium bichromate. Together with two variant prints in other colors, also in the Museum’s collection, “The Flatiron” is the quintessential chromatic study of twilight. Clearly indebted in its composition to the Japanese woodcuts that were in vogue at the turn of the century and in its coloristic effect to the “Nocturnes” of Whistler, this picture is a prime example of the conscious effort of photographers in the circle of Alfred Stieglitz to assert the artistic potential of their medium.
Steichen and Stieglitz selected this photograph for inclusion in the “International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography” held at the Albright Art Gallery (now the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) in Buffalo, New York, in 1910. The exhibition of six hundred photographs represented the capstone of Stieglitz’s efforts to promote Pictorialist photography as a fine art.

(MET)

fashionsfromhistory:

The Flatiron by Edward J. Steichen

1904, printed 1909 

Steichen added color to the platinum print that forms the foundation of this photograph by using layers of pigment suspended in a light-sensitive solution of gum arabic and potassium bichromate. Together with two variant prints in other colors, also in the Museum’s collection, “The Flatiron” is the quintessential chromatic study of twilight. Clearly indebted in its composition to the Japanese woodcuts that were in vogue at the turn of the century and in its coloristic effect to the “Nocturnes” of Whistler, this picture is a prime example of the conscious effort of photographers in the circle of Alfred Stieglitz to assert the artistic potential of their medium.
Steichen and Stieglitz selected this photograph for inclusion in the “International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography” held at the Albright Art Gallery (now the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) in Buffalo, New York, in 1910. The exhibition of six hundred photographs represented the capstone of Stieglitz’s efforts to promote Pictorialist photography as a fine art.
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sebastianmorris:

filicide:

Jan Massys


She came close to his bed and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, “Give me strength this day, O Lord God of Israel!” And she struck his neck twice with all her might, and severed it from his body. Then she tumbled his body off the bed and pulled down the canopy from the posts; after a moment she went out, and gave Holofernes’ head to her maid, who placed it in her food bag.Judith 13:7-10 RSV

I don’t believe that I’ve posted this version of Judith with the head of Holofernes before. 1543 Jan Metsys (1509-1573​),

my-ear-trumpet:

sebastianmorris:

filicide:

Jan Massys

She came close to his bed and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, “Give me strength this day, O Lord God of Israel!” And she struck his neck twice with all her might, and severed it from his body. Then she tumbled his body off the bed and pulled down the canopy from the posts; after a moment she went out, and gave Holofernes’ head to her maid, who placed it in her food bag.

Judith 13:7-10 RSV

I don’t believe that I’ve posted this version of Judith with the head of Holofernes before. 1543 Jan Metsys (1509-1573​),

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pomeroyphotography:

One of my favorites 
Image Copyright Elena Pomeroy pomeroyphotography.tumblr.com

pomeroyphotography:

One of my favorites 

Image Copyright Elena Pomeroy pomeroyphotography.tumblr.com

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magictransistor:

Alexander Grinberg, Study of movement (Gelatin-silver print), 1926.

magictransistor:

Alexander Grinberg, Study of movement (Gelatin-silver print), 1926.

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - The Betrothal of Raphael and the Niece of Cardinal Bibbiena

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - The Betrothal of Raphael and the Niece of Cardinal Bibbiena

(Source: arsantiquis)

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