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Art and Photography by Aaron Scharf

By Aaron Scharf

Llustrated with greater than 250 black and white pictures, this booklet explores the realm of paintings because it pertains to the medium of images.

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Nouveau precede. 1856 'lithos^raph is the Virtue Each improvement in concerned with the visual photography produced a reaction arts. When in the journals the Beard process for reducing the expo- sure time (by adding bromine to the sensitive plate) to four or five minutes was announced, the Art-Union in April 1841 assured artists that they innovation would injure them, this inexorably faithful, none close knew for, But the sitter. Literary menting him on the rapid and beautiful The old it and rarely a very November Gazette in results.

Of the fourteen painter-members of the Academic des Beaux- Arts that year at least two of the most important were outside France. Ingres was in Rome and Horace Vernet major artists series of in the views of the who must Near East. )- monuments and ha\e attendcxl this become architecture of the the first become well-known photographers. In Thomas Couture, who Near of the East. Delaroche, meeting, would very likely have whom commu- were later their early twenties at this time were nicated his interest to the students of his large to to actually to take daguerreotypes (at the end of 1839): an extensive atelier, several of entered Delaroche's studio probably about 1835-6, Jean-Francois Millet, a pupil from 1837, and Charles Daubigny, there in 1838.

M. all this who imagined our skilled engravers, thought: 'To sum up, Daguerre has rendered an immense service to 37 2. Portraiture FIRST REACTIONS TO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Since no practical demonstration of the daguerreotype process had been given August meeting, arrangements were made at the 19 to in On show how the complex procedure worked. both Paris and London 17 September, Daguerre himself performed the operation in Paris before a selected audience. London Claudet, a England. Frenchman whom Daguerre in On licensed to make daguerreotypes in 14 September The Times reported that daguerreotype experiments were being carried out A And at the Adelaide Gallery the technique was explained daily by Antoine for the public by 'M.

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