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Photogs / Photo Exhibits This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."

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Death of Painting
Old 04-18-2019   #1
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Death of Painting

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/wha...ly-photography


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/a...otography.html

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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What photography ended was paintings as mechanical reproduction of reality. What it opened up was a whole lot more possibilities for both mediums...
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People have been saying that painting is irrelevant and dead for decades, and yet...... for more than half a century I've enjoyed working with paints and making fine art prints. The galleries and museums are still full of paintings and prints, and large scale exhibits of painting masters sell out in large cities all over the world and have large crowds. Maybe no one got the memo?

By the way, those obsolete paintings will still be looking vibrant and beautiful on those museum walls while the last, genuine, Wilhelm certified, archival, digitally made photograph will be faded away to nothing.

There are far more possibilities with a painting than with a photograph.
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I saw the exhibit a few weeks ago. It was spectacular.
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What photography ended was paintings as mechanical reproduction of reality. What it opened up was a whole lot more possibilities for both mediums...



And on a side note, photography killed forever the idea (dream?) that perfect image production could contain magic that could be harnessed. Perspective, in painting, had hinted that this may not be the case, but photography was the last nail. Advertising may disagree...
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The sky has been falling since at least the mid-19th Century.
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Photography killed off painting no more than 3D printing will kill off sculpting. Human beings will always want to connect directly with a creative process where they can I suspect.
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