inscrivez-vous Pas encore membre ? Inscrivez-vous | Connexion Connectez-vous

 
Rubrique(s) : Expositions > La Bohème : The Staging of Artists in photography of the 19th and 20th century


J'aime
1

La Bohème : The Staging of Artists in photography of the 19th and 20th century

g

“La Bohème”. The Staging of Artists in photography of the 19th and 20th century In his 1851 novel Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, the French author Henri Murger created the image of the artist as an outsider who, in the midst of the middle class era, lived in romantic poverty. Bohemian life, viewed through rose-tinted glasses and elevated to undying popularity by Puccini’s opera, constituted in Murger’s view a transitional stage: “Bohemia is the first stage in artistic life; it is the preface to the Academy, the hospital, or the Morgue.” The term became synonymous with the 19th century artist who was dependent on an anonymous market and, while free of constraints, had to sell the fruits of his labours without the patronage of the courts. In the middle of this period in which the legend of the Bohemian swelled to bolster the artists’ feelings of self-confidence, came the invention of photography. Just how far this colourful approach to life was mirrored in photographic stagings of artists will be examined in this exhibition at Museum Ludwig. It traces out the idea of the Bohemian milieu in photographic portraits, scenes and stagings.

The span of the work covered here extends from the earliest Daguerreotypes to the striking portraits by Nadar and the opulent artists’ banquets of the 1920s. Thus for instance Louis Alphonse de Brébisson staged around 1842 a group of friends painting and playing instruments as the quintessence of a romantic artists’ association in Bohemia. Felix Tournachon, known as Nadar, was not only a leading member of the Parisian Bohemians, he also created legendary portraits of his friends and contemporaries. No less ingenious was the collaboration between David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, whose group photographs such as Edinburgh Ale aimed at positioning themselves close to the artistic Bohemia. Historical pageants and so-called tableaux vivants tell of the lengths people went to dress up, not least for the artists’ and academy balls in the 19th century. Also on show are numerous poetic stagings done after historical models by David Wilkie Wynfield, a Pre-Raphaelite photographer, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

Paris remained however the metropolis of art and artists, and so the self-stagings from around 1900 by the artists of Montmartre and Montparnasse, such as Modigliani and Picasso, testify to their will to style. Likewise the figure of the dandy rose up amid this milieu in 19th century France. Stunning examples of this include the self-representations of the Pictorialists, such as Alfred Stieglitz and Frank Eugene Smith. The outlandish costumes in which the author Pierre Loti dressed up and the studio scenarios created for instance by Alphonse Mucha were also directly imbued with typical French flair. A special highlight will be the photographs of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, in which self-staging was wed with deep psychological introspection. Opulent and fanciful were the artists’ parties of the 1920s; on show will be examples from the Malkasten Düsseldorf, from Cologne, Hamburg, and from the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, photographed by leading photographers such as August Sander and T. Lux Feininger.



   Réagissez à cet article


Pseudo


Email (Confidentiel)


Commentaire




Code de validation






Mots clés / Tags : artists, stagings, century, bohemia, bohemian, portraits, created, which, instance, opulent, nadar, stage, friends, around, examples, group, alphonse, academy, artistic, murger, author,

Partager:

Permalien :


  Articles dans la même rubrique
  Roger Ballen, « Asylum of the Birds »
Christophe Guye Galerie is pleased to present the upcoming solo exhibition « Asylum of the Birds’» by Roger Ballen, which will be the first gallery exhibition of his most recent series of work. Over a dozen black and white photographs, the film « Asylum of the Birds » as well as a site-specific installation and original drawings will be on view.

Conside...

    Lire la suite


  Exposition « 14,Visages et vestiges de la Grande Guerre » de Didier Pazery, présentée à la gare de l’Est
A l’occasion du centenaire de la guerre 14-18, la gare de l’Est à Paris accueille, du 23 juin au 30 novembre 2014, l’exposition 14,Visages et vestiges de la Grande Guerre, une installation originale de photographies de Didier Pazery.

Lieu emblématique de la première guerre mondiale, la gare de l’Est a vu transiter la majorit&eacu...

    Lire la suite


  « Instants d'année » de Jean-Luc Olezak au Château de Tours
Jean-Luc Olezak est exposé au Château de Tours du 9 août au 19 octobre avec sa série « Instants d'année ».

Il s'agit de photographies qui retracent trente ans du travail de l'artiste. Dans la tradition humaniste, Jean-Luc Olezak, sait capter au quotidien la situation ou le détail insolites qui viendront offrir ...

    Lire la suite


  « Athènes » de Didier Ben Loulou au Carré Amelot
Entre 2006 et 2009, Didier Ben Loulou séjourne à Athènes. En parcourant ce haut lieu de civilisation, il entrevoit certes les restes de l'ancienne Attique, mais il la confronte à la modernité.

Comme à son habitude, le photographe refuse de travailler dans l'immédiat et l'urgence, écartant toute l'idée de ...

    Lire la suite


  Karol Komorowski and Alan Warburton's exhibition at Lookout Gallery
Lookout Gallery opens the season with an exhibition by Karol Komorowski & Alan Warburton. In Komorowski's new photographs and the accompanying movie Spherical Harmonics by Alan Warburton, both artists employ CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) to redefine the status of the image, exploring how these new technologies alter the perception of reality.

- Distrust in im...

    Lire la suite


  Alain Etcheparé exposé dans le cadre des Itinéraires Photographiques en Limousin
Depuis 2006 Alain Etcheparé présente ses travaux personnels tant en France qu'à l'étranger. En 2007 il a déjà participé aux Itinéraires photographiques en Limousin, à Limoges.

Avec sa série « Territoires », il a choisi de parcourir des lieux communs abandonnés, oubliés, dés...

    Lire la suite


  La Galerie Taka Ishii présente l'exposition de Keiichi Tahara
Pour la rentrée de Septembre 2014, Taka Ishii Gallery Paris présente l'exposition de Keiichi Tahara, un des plus grands photographes et concepteurs de lumière japonais. Né à Kyoto au Japon en 1951, Keiichi Tahara a vécu 36 ans en France. Dès son arrivée en Europe à l'âge de 21 ans, la lumière est au centre de son a...

    Lire la suite


  Le photographe Rehahn présente « Un autre vietnam »




Tout le monde a dans sa tête de belles images du Vietnam comme la fabuleuse Baie d'Halong ou les marchés flottants du Mekong. L'exposition « Un autre Vietnam » est un aperçu du pays à travers les yeux de Réhahn, photographe français, expatrié depuis 2 ans.
Il est désormais connu et rec...

    Lire la suite


 

INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES

Robert Adamson
Louis AlphonseDeBrebisson
Gaspard FélixNadar(Tournachon)
Julia Margaret Cameron
David Octavius Hill
August Sander
Alfred Stieglitz

Comment s'y rendre ?

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
Komor Marcell u. 1.
H-1095 Budapest
Hongrie


Localisation

Jusqu'au 9/1/2011

Statut : Expositions terminé







Suivre

 




Faire rire les gens est l'une des plus parfaites réussites qu'on puisse espérer.
Elliott ERWITT   














     Inscrivez-vous


     Dès maintenant et restez informé
     de toute l'actualité photo !