- Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour
- Posted 26 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 9797 Views
On 8 November, London's Somerset House and the Positive View Foundation will be opening and exhibition titled "Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour". Curated by William A. Ewing, the exhibition will feature 10 Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs never before exhibited in the UK alongside over 75 works by 15 international contemporary photographers, including Karl Baden, Carolyn Drake, Andy Freeberg, Fred Herzog, Helen Levitt, Jeff Mermelstein, and Alex Webb.
The aim of the show is to illustrate how "photographers working in Europe and North America adopted and adapted the master's ethos famously known as 'the decisive moment' to their work in colour." Cartier-Bresson was famously disparaging towards colour photography, stating that it has both technical and aesthetic limitations. Speaking about the show, curator William E. Ewing said:"This exhibition will show how Henri Cartier-Bresson, in spite of his skeptical attitude regarding the artistic value of colour photography, nevertheless exerted a powerful influence over photographers who took up the new medium and who were determined to put a personal stamp on it. In effect, his criticisms of colour spurred on a new generation, determined to overcome the obstacles and prove him wrong. A Question of Colour simultaneously pays homage to a master who felt that black and white photography was the ideal medium, and could not be bettered, and to a group of photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries who chose the path of colour and made, and continue to make, great strides."
"Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour" will run through 27 January, 2013.
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- 26 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 2350 Views
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- 26 months ago · culture · 1 Comment · 6920 Views
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- 26 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 8627 Views
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