Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Heart of the Storm

Artist:
Anne W. Brigman (American, Honolulu, Hawaii 1869–1950 Eagle Rock, California)
Date:
1912
Medium:
Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
24.2 x 19.2cm (9 1/2 x 7 9/16in.) Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.129
Not on view
Brigman shot most of her photographs on yearly camping trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains, inspired by the primeval landscape of twisted pines and junipers. She reworked her four-by-five-inch negatives extensively, removing unwanted details with an etching stylus and adding others, such as the halo encircling the head of one figure in The Heart of the Storm, with paint and graphite.
Inscription: Signed in ink.
Alfred Stieglitz

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe," June 8, 1995–October 15, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Mia Fineman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Earl A. Powell III, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Naef, Weston J. The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography. Studio Book. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. no. 103.

Théberge, Pierre. Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995. ill. 464.

FINEMAN, MIA. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 59, pp. 87, 224.



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