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Published by Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Individual photographers,
  • Photographs: collections,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Photo Techniques,
  • Exhibition Catalogs,
  • Art,
  • Photography,
  • Photography, Artistic,
  • Photoessays & Documentaries,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • Individual Photographer,
  • Photography / Individual Photographer,
  • 1820-1882,
  • Exhibitions,
  • Le Gray, Gustave,

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Gustave Le Gray"s life was as romantic as any novel. A young painter in Rome, then a fashionable portrait photographer in Paris, Le Gray received commissions from Napoleon Ill, and astonished viewers with his painterly landscapes and ravishing seascapes. Facing bankruptcy, he feld Paris with Alexandre Dumas to Palermo, travelled to the Middle East, and finally settled in Egypt, where he became drawing master to the ruler"s children and continued to make photographs until his death in 1884 Le Gray"s work had remained largely unknown by the general public until he was rediscovered in the 1960s and was deemed by connoisseurs to be the Monet of photography. The fruit of years of research, this complete retrospective offers, as no volume before it, an assessment of Le Gray"s important place in the history of photography. This catalogue was originally published in French to accompany the exhibition Gustave Le Gray, Photographer (7820-7884) at the Bibliotheque nationale de France in spring 2002.This English-language edition, edited by Gordon Bladwin, associate curator of photographs at the Getty Museum, coincides with an abridged version of the same exhibition at the Getty Museum from July 9 to September 29, 2002

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8231124M
ISBN 100892366729
ISBN 109780892366729

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- Jean-Baptiste Gustave Le Gray (Aug , Villiers-le-Bel, Val-d'Oise - J )[1] has been called "the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century" because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making". gustave le gray Download gustave le gray or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get gustave le gray book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Gustave Le Gray - by Gustave Le Gray, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Gustave Le Gray () is one of the most important French photographers of the 19th century, primarily due to his technical innovations in the still-new medium, the influence he exerted as teacher of many well-known photographers, and the inexhaustible imagination he brought to image making.

Gustave Le Gray was the central figure in French photography of the s—an artist of the first order, a teacher, and the author of several widely distributed instructional manuals. Born the only child of a haberdasher in in the outskirts of Paris, Le Gray studied painting in the studio of Paul Delaroche, and made his first daguerreotypes by at least The fruit of years of research, this complete retrospective offers, as no volume before it, an assessment of Le Gray's important place in the history of photography. This catalogue was originally published in French to accompany the exhibition Gustave Le Gray, Photographer () at the Bibliotheque Nationale in spring Gustave Le Gray's life was as romantic as any novel. A young painter in Rome, then a fashionable portrait photographer in Paris, Le Gray received commissions from Napoléon III, and astonished viewers with his painterly landscapes and ravishing seascapes. Facing bankruptcy, he fled Paris. "Gustave Le Gray's life, vividly reconstructed here by Sylvie Aubenas, reads like a romantic novel. As a young painter in Rome, he fell in love with and impetuously married a young and beautiful Italian woman by whom he had six children. He then returned to Paris to take up photography and received important commissions from Napoleon III.