Feininger in the Darkroom
April 18, 2012
Laura Muir, Assistant Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums; Penley Knipe, Philip and Lynn Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums
In 1928 the painter and Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger took up the camera and began to explore a range of avant-garde photographic techniques with stunning results. This gallery talk, given in conjunction with the exhibition Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939, will feature Feininger’s cameras, the materials he used, and examples of his experiments with night photography, negative printing, enlarging, and multiple exposures.
This series considers objects from more than one point of view. The informal talks, many of them by Harvard Art Museums curators, conservators, and educators and Harvard University faculty members, are designed to stimulate thinking about works of art and to encourage participants to explore their own ways of seeing.
Free with the price of admission.
Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.