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Archive for March, 2012

The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini

This book is an exhibition catalogue for the exhibit of the same name that was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 18, 2012.  As is the case with many MET exhibits, this was a very scholarly and complete study in the genre of portraiture.  There are 5 essays on the theme of portraiture […]

The Mechanical Muse

For the past five years or so, I have wanted to plan a show about ‘the machine.’  Certain pieces in our collection, like Charles Sheeler’s Ballet Mechanique, (figure 1) Louis Lozowick’s Aeroplane, Image Thrown on a Screen, (figure 2) and John Wenrich’s Asphalt Plant, Painted Post, N.Y., (figure 3) have always appealed to me.  These […]

The Rochester International Salons of Photography

Just months after Kodak’s first nationwide picture contest, the first exhibition of the Rochester International Salon of Photography was held at the Memorial Art Gallery, December 5, 1929-January 5, 1930. Unlike the Kodak Salon, the Rochester International accepted photographs made using all types of cameras. Victor Rayment of the Kodak Office called an organizational meeting […]