The Intimate Gallery

2016-02-28 - 05:18 | News |

Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer born in 1864 and died in 1946. It was one of the main promoters of modern art photography artistic, the was instrumental in 50-year career where fought for that photography was considered as an art. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for art galleries in New York, which was in charge of strengthening in the first part of the 20th century, where unveiled a Americans many masters of artistic photography of European avant-garde. During his long career as a photographer, Stieglitz produced more than 2,500 photographs. After his death O Keeffe his wife committed to meet a very complete set of your photos, tagging the pictures was based in most cases on what she considered the best impression of each image he made. In some cases included slightly different versions of the same image, and these series are very valuable to express points of view about the aesthetic composition of Stieglitz. She chose only the images that Stieglitz had assembled personally, since it did not consider that a work was finished until you complete this step.

In 1949 she donated the first part of what she calls the set of keys of 1,317 Stieglitz photographs to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 1980 was added to all other 325 photographs taken by Stieglitz of her, including many nudes. Now the number of pictures is from 1642, is the largest and most complete collection of work of Stieglitz anywhere in the world. In 2002, the National Gallery published two volumes of a catalog of 1,012 pages that reproduce the complete key of images along with annotations detailed about each picture. On the other hand, in the last decades of his life, Stieglitz was devoted mainly to the execution of his Gallery (Anderson Galleries, 1921-1925, The Intimate Gallery the Gallery intimate-, 1925-1929;) An American Place, 1929-1946), and made photographs less frequently since his health and energy were reduced significantly. At this time, when doing photography, often as hicia by his Gallery window. These final photographs, looking northwest from Shelton, were impressive achievements that synthesize the different stages of their photographic development and solidify its position as the most important figure in American and in Europe photography was the great Henri Cartier-Bresson. These images are virtuoso compositions that emphasize the geometric forms of the city, seen from an upper floor of a modern skyscraper, also are exquisitely constructed and printed and continue with an emphasis on the fragmentary nature of contemporary life. Finally, this last series of photographs of his career implicitly described his own retirement from the hustle and bustle of life in New York already enshrined among the representative of photography nature and its expressive possibilities, which will that history sees it as one of the greatest defenders of artistic photography.