No. 451: Anne Brigman, Sheldon acquisitions

Episode No. 451 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features art historian Kathleen Pyne and curator Melissa Yuen.

Pyne is the author of “Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment,” which was published by Yale University Press. “Brigman” details Brigman’s life and work, with a special emphasis on her pictorialist successes of the early twentieth century. Pyne is professor emerita of art history at the University of Notre Dame. Amazon offers “Brigman” for $53.

On the second segment, Sheldon Museum of Art curator Melissa Yuen details recent Sheldon acquisition of works by Analia Saban, Rackstraw Downes, Stanley Whitney and Carlos Almoraz. Within the segment Yuen references the Sheldon’s 2020 student acquisition project.

Air date: June 25, 2020.

Anne Brigman, The Mirror, 1902 as reproduced in Camera Craft, August, 1902.

Gustave Courbet, Jo, La Belle Irlandaise, 1865-66.

Robert Demachy, Struggle, 1903 or earlier.

Gertrude Käsebier, The Magic Crystal, 1904.

Gertrude Käsebier, The Manger, 1899.

Anne Brigman, Blossoms, ca. 1905 as reproduced in Camera Craft, April, 1905.

Anne Brigman, Incantation, 1905.

Anne Brigman, The Brook, 1905.

Anne Brigman, The Soul of the Blasted Pine, 1906.

Anne Brigman, Finis, 1908.

Anne Brigman, Lone Pine, 1908.

Anne Brigman, The Dying Cedar, 1906.

Anne Brigman, The Storm Tree, 1911.

Anne Brigman, The Dragon and the Pearl, 1908.

Anne Brigman, The Dragon and the Pearl, 1908.

Anne Brigman, The Water Nixie, 1909.

Anne Brigman, Via Dolorosa, 1911.

Anne Brigman, Via Dolorosa (negative), 1911.

Anne Brigman, The Pool, 1906.

Edward Weston, Fragment of a Nude, 1921.

Edward Weston, Anne Brigman — Photographer, 1921.

Anne Brigman, Untitled (Bathers in the Sun), 1929.

Anne Brigman, A Study in Radiation, 1924.


Stanley Whitney, Red, 2015.

Carlos Alfonzo, Still Life with AIDS Victim, 1990.

Rackstraw Downes, Farm Buildings Near the Rio Grande: Under the Barn Roof, A.M., 2008.

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