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Impressionists and photography

Exhibition October 15, 2019 − January 26, 2020
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid presents the exhibition "Impressionists and photography".

From the first daguerreotypes of the late 1830s and especially after the discovery in later years of the methods of photographic printing on paper, the relationship between photography and painting was very close. The artificial look of the camera of photographers stimulated the development of a new world view among young impressionists. Photography inspired impressionism not only as an iconographic source, but also as technical inspiration, both in the scientific observation of light or in the representation of asymmetric and truncated space, and in the study of spontaneity and visual ambiguity.

The exhibition "Impressionists and Photography" combines this historiographic line, raising a critical reflection on the similarities and mutual influence between photography and painting, not forgetting the fruitful contradiction between critics and artists.