Posts tagged Kodak
What happened when Europe’s top painters and print-makers got their hands on some of the earliest hand-held Kodak cameras?
“Snapshot: Painters and Photography: Bonnard to Vuillard,” on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for one more month, shows what happened. The answer may surprise you: The photographs painters took didn’t just in form their paintings, the paintings they made influenced the fun they had with their new Kodaks. In the picture above, Pierre Bonnard uses his Kodak to take a picture of two of his artist-buddies taking a picture of him with their Kodak!
The exhibition spotlights six artists – Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Riviere and George Hendrik Breitner. See the work they made at the IMA and via a super new website the IMA created for the show.
Exhibition curator Elizabeth Easton was the guest on Episode No. 17 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. She told great stories about Vuillard and his seemingly omnipresent mother, affairs between artists and their dealer’s wife (suggestions of which were captured by both camera and, er, canvas) and more. It’s a rollicking good show!
Image: Pierre Bonnard, Ker‐Xavier Roussel and Edouard Vuillard, Venice, 1899. Collection of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris.