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Edward steichen

  1. 1. Edward Steichen “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” -Edward Steichen A self-portrait of a younger Edward Steichen using a brush and palette. (1903) By: Joshua Xiong
  2. 2. Who is Edward Steichen? • Born on March 27, 1879, in Luxembourg • Died on March 25, 1973 • American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator • A self-taught master of photography in a pictorial approach • Helped Alfred Stieglitz in creating the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession • Organized the famous Family of Man exhibition • Became one of the best known portraitists in the world
  3. 3. Steichen’s Work In all of his work, Steichen used perfected lighting. His portraiture and fashion photographs were often breathtaking A photo of dancer-actor Fred Astaire. A photo of Paul Robeson, who posed for this image while he worked on the film The Emperor Jones. Photo of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong. A photo of African American performer Florence Mills.
  4. 4. Steichen’s Greatest Contribution to Art • “The Family of Man,” Steichen’s most famous exhibition • Steichen spent three years organizing the exhibition • “The Family of Man” is composed of 503 photographs thematically grouped; focused on love, children, and death • The art form acted “as a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world,” (Northwestern University) (Right) A photo of Steichen’s “Family of Man” exhibition on view Jan. 24- May 8, 1955 at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). (Left) A photo of Edward Steichen, Director of the Department of Photography of MOMA.
  5. 5. Influences • Steichen was influenced by Eugène Carrière (1849-1906) • Carrière is a French Symbolist painter, and lithographer • Carrière was influenced by the paintings of Paul Rubens and Diego Velázquez A self-portrait of Eugène Carrière.
  6. 6. Who did Steichen influence? • Steichen’s successors in the field were greatly influenced • His successors include George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn • Hoyningen-Huene is one of photography’s early practitioners in necromancy • “Horst set out to create a parallel aspirational universe in which his subjects became mysterious and alluring,” (Pepper) • Avedon helped make photography an contemporary art form • Penn “. . . advanced the genre of portraiture. His formal rigor, graphic daring, and studied simplicity. . .” (Gefter)
  7. 7. A photo of George Hoyningen-Huene. Hoyningen-Huene handled his light and shadow settings flawlessly. A self-portrait of Horst P. Horst. Horst’s photos are elegant and stylish. His method was to carefully prepare lighting and props in arrangement.
  8. 8. Works of Hoyningen-Huene and Horst Below is HoyningenHuene took this photo in 1930. It was called Divers. Below is Horst’s Mainbocher Corset, which was taken in 1939. Above is HoyningenHuene’s photo of Tonie Hollingsworth and Loty Salon, 1941. The photo above is of Ginger Rogers. It was taken in 1936 by Horst.
  9. 9. “Penn is celebrated for his compelling portraits, scenes, and still lifes, in genres ranging from fashion to travel photography. This photo is a selfportrait of Irving Penn. This photo is a self-portrait of Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon used stark lighting and white backdrops that draws the viewer to the intimate.
  10. 10. Works of Avedon and Penn A photo taken of actress Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon in New York, May 6, 1957. A photo of Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn. A photo of the Beatles by Richard Avedon. This was taken in London, England Irving Penn’s on October 11, 1967. Wife and Model Lisa Fonssagrives.
  11. 11. Works Cited • Avedon, Richard. Self-portrait. 1980. The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York. Gagosian Gallery. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • Carrière, Eugène. Self-portrait. 1893. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • “Edward Steichen.” Masters of Photography. n.p. n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2013. • “Edward Steichen.” New York Times. n.p. n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • “Edward Steichen at the Family of Man.” MoMA. n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. • “Edward Steichen—In High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937.” The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art. n.p. 15 May- 25 Jul. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • Gefter, Philip. “Irving Penn RIP.” Slate. Slate. 8 Oct. 2009. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. • “Horst.” Classic Photography. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2013. • Meyers, William. “Form and Fashion: Hoyningen-Huene.” The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal. 2 July 2011. 17 Mar. 2013. • “Mutual Admiration: Eugène Carrière and His Circle.” Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. 8 Aug. – 2 Dec. 2007. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • Penn, Irving. Self-portrait. 1948. Christie’s, London, South Kensington. Christie’s. Web. 16 Mar. 2013 • Pepper, Terrence, et al. Horst Portraits, 60 years of Style. New York. Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Print.
  12. 12. The End
  13. 13. Links (self-purpose) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/steichen/index.htm http://www.masters-of-photography.com/S/steichen/steichen_articles1.html http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/edward_steichen.html http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/archives_highlights_06_1955 http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1816 http://publicculture.org/articles/view/24/1/the-family-of-man-and-the-politics-of-attention-in-cold-waramerica http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAPsteichen.htm http://www.hollistaggart.com/artists/biography/eduard_steichen/ http://www.artnet.com/artists/edward-steichen/ http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/2aa/2aa164.htm http://www.thecityreview.com/steichen.html http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/In-Vogue.html http://www.edward-steichen-award.lu/ http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/110000289