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Painting with Light

by Carol Jacobi et al

by Carol Jacobi & Hope Kingsley

Painting with Light
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‘In my view, it is an indispensable introduction for every novice in this field . . . It is my firm belief that this publication will become a standard text for historians of Victorian art in years to come.’ Dr Nic Peeters, The Pre- Raphaelite Society Review

Painting with Light explores the fascinating relationship between photography, painting and sculpture in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Spanning seventy-five years from the daguerreotype to very early colour photography, the book explores pioneer photographers, the Pre-Raphaelite circle and ravishing Symbolist and Pictorialist works, including landscapes and life studies, documentary and scientific realism, and images that experimented with atmospheric and psychological effects. Organised chronologically, it features essays on the camera before the 1840s; David Octavius Hill’s pioneering photography studio; the connections between early photographic and artistic approaches to nature; social realism; and anti-naturalism and the supernatural. It uncovers the issues raised by exchanges between photography and other media, many of them still live today, from the question of copying versus creating and truth versus lies to artist versus machine and tradition versus modernity.

Mixing iconic and rarely seen works, Painting with Light includes over one hundred illustrations accompanied by refreshing new scholarship – making this the essential book for collectors, gallery-goers and photography enthusiasts alike.

Carol Jacobi is Curator of British Art, 1850– 1915 at Tate. Hope Kingsley is curator for education and collections at the Wilson Centre for Photography, London.

  • Author Carol Jacobi & Hope Kingsley
  • Pages 176
  • Number of illustrations 120
  • Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
  • Paperback yes
  • Exhibition Painting with Light
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • ISBN No. 9781849764025
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