The Invention of Photography: Niépce, Part One

JOSEPH NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE (1765-1833) The First Photograph Part One Although there was considerable early activity in England at the turn of the eighteenth century in the direction of the science of photography, the experiments conducted by Thomas Wedgwood and his...

The Invention of Photography: Readiness

“READINESS” FOR PHOTOGRAPHY Part One: Technological Advances It was a photographer who best summed up the circumstances surrounding the invention of photography. Gisèle Freund (1908-2000) wrote in Photography and Society (1980) that although all the...

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Three

JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME: History Painter Part Three The Artist and History Gérôme studied under the official juste milieu artist, Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), who knew how to please a crowd. He had a gift that Gérôme did not: Delaroche could move an audience with his spell...

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Two

JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME: History Painter Part Two The Artist and Gender In painting after painting, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) clearly demonstrated his discomfort with women.  Before his very profitable marriage to the daughter of Europe’s biggest art dealer, Gérôme lived...
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