Photography and Fine Art
A - FULL WIDTHTaking Inspiration from the National Gallery's 'Seduced by Art' Exhibition:
Photography Influenced by Fine Art
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SEDUCED BY ART
Taking inspiration from the National Gallery's first major photography exhibition: 'Seduced by Art', we've curated a collection of CultureLabel photography influenced by fine art practice, grouped together according to traditional genres such as nudes, still life and landscape.
We've also been chatting to artist Rosie Emerson about the influence of fine art traditions on her work and exploring the relationship between her painting and photography.
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National Gallery Exhibition
‘Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present takes a provocative look at how photographers use fine art traditions, including Old Master painting, to explore and justify the possibilities of their art'.
'Works by some of today's leading photographic artists are compared with historical paintings and early photographs to challenge our perceptions of the status of photography and the qualities we look for in a photographic work of art.’
Hope Kingsley, Guest curator - NG.
A - FULL WIDTHQ&A with Rosie Emerson
Can you tell us how traditional fine art techniques impact on your practice?
'My work is essentially collage and I am a visual magpie, stealing influence from old masters, medieval paintings, decorative craft, from both books and places like The V&A, The John Soanes Museum and The Wallace Collection'.
'Although my work is very different to traditional commissioned work by old masters some comparisons may be drawn. Most recently my work has been staged photographic portraiture'.
'The ‘models’ are heavily styled, with costume and props creating a false scenario for the sitter. Also perhaps more influenced by medieval art where figures are often religiously symbolic, I remove my subjects from any existing context or background, in order to objectify the sitter further, and allow them to become an allegory of my own fantasy'.
What is the relationship between your photography and your more 'traditional' fine art pieces?
'I have a very painterly approach when working with photography, the lighting, is often quite dramatic, often the subjects plunge into darkness, like a Caravaggio, or dissolve to white'.
'My painting style is quite visceral and loose, but by combining it with collage and photography it allows me to balance energy and precision'.
'My latest screenprints take the photographic further away from its roots in perfection and the multiple by incorporating natural elements such as charcoal powder, ash and sawdust to create the image. The work is more organic, less predictable in its outcome, hand finished, and one off'.
By Ian Burdall x Harrison LordHigh gloss photo with 3 inch white acid free mount
Signed limited edition of 15035cm x 35cm x 0.1cm
Grace Coddington, 1962
By Duffy x CultBranad
Silver Gelatin print
40.6cm x 50.8cm
Hawks Point Bather
By Ian Brown x Cornwall Contemporary
Chromagenic photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Edition of 6
54cm x 69cm
Hide & Seek, 2010
By Juliana ManaraC-Print
Limited Edition of 1550cm x 50cm
By Rachel Whiteread x Ingleby GalleryArchival inkjet print
Edition of 5045.8cm x 38.2cm
Derry, 1985, 2012
By Willie Doherty x Matt's Gallery
Archival pigment print with HP Vivera ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm
Edition of 50
45cm x 31cm
I Don't Live Here Anymore
By Ugo Rondinone x Ingleby Gallery
Edition of 50, signed and numbered
25.4cm x 33.9cm
I Eronja for Dazed and Confused, 2012
By Roe Ethridge x ICA
Edition of 25
55cm x 42cm
Phil Collins limited edition print
Lamda print on archival paper
Signed edition of 100
29.7cm x 42cm
At The Far Edges of the Universe 05
By Marc Quinn x ArtrepublicPigment PrintLimited Edition of 59, signed by artist70cm x 104cm
CsukritiPhotogram PrintLimited Edition of 10030cm x 40cm
Compost Pictures, 2008-2009
By Nigel Shafran x PhotoworksC-type digital print on Fuji crystal archive matt paperLimited Edition of 5030.5cm x 25.4cm
- Adamson Editions (1)
- Artrepublic (2)
- ArtStar (2)
- Barbican (1)
- Bearspace (1)
- Cornwall Contemporary (1)
- CSukriti (1)
- Cyrus Mahboubian (1)
- Harrison Lord Gallery (1)
- Hypergallery (1)
- Idea Generation Gallery (2)
- Ingleby Gallery (8)
- Juliana Manara (1)
- Lazy Dean (1)
- Matt's Gallery (3)
- Modern Art Oxford (1)
- Opus Art (2)
- Phil Maxwell (1)
- Photoworks (2)
- Rosie Emerson (12)
- Royal Scottish Academy (2)
- Serpentine Gallery (2)
- The National Gallery Company (1)
- Vikram Kushwah Pictures (1)
- Whitechapel Gallery (1)
Modern Art Oxford
David Goldblatt Limited Edition Print Saturday Morning at the Corner of Commissioner and Trichardts Streets, Boksburg April 1979