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Jerry Uelsmann, whose work is included in the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, describes his influences and his evolution as an artist. Using multiple projectors and darkroom techniques, he creates dreamlike images that are considered precursors to manipulated photographs created using Photoshop.
Recorded October 14, 2012
Part of a Sunday at the Met program held in conjunction with the exhibition, on view October 11, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
James Nares: Street
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[Rocks in the Auvergne]
[The Seine and Pont-Neuf]
The Floods of 1856, Avignon
Château of Princess Mathilde, Enghien
[Lyons During the Floods of 1856]
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The cliff-bound town of Pont-en-Royans-where residents lowered buckets and nets into the river from their cantilevered houses-was a well-known destination for those visiting the picturesque sites of France. Baldus pushed the town to the very top of his picture and banished the horizon altogether, focusing on the rough rock surfaces of the ravine with a realism rivaled only by Courbet.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, LR: "Pont en Royans (Isère)"
Private collection, Burgundy; Léon Hirschtritt, Paris, 1991; Robert Hershkowitz, London, 1991.
See acquisition papers in object file for full discussion. Another print of this image, in poor condition, exists in the Musée d'Orsay.
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