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Shared Intelligence: <br />American Painting and the Photograph<br />Columbus Museum of Art<br />February 4 – April 24, 20...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Introduction:  Making it Real<br />Jonathan Weinberg (1957...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Says Weinberg:<br />“The title Shared Intelligence suggest...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Introduction:  Making it Real<br />The relationship of Sha...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Previous studies of the relationship between painting and ...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />History of the relationship between painting and photograp...
Live and let live
Anything goes</li></li></ul><li>Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Fear and contempt<br />Fri...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)<br />
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)   Photo “sketch” &  Arcadia(1883...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) <br />Sun Rays-Paula, Berlin ...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Edward Steichen (1879-1973) <br />Self Portrait (1891)<br ...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)                     Street Ne...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Live and let live: Painters and photographers explored the...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) <br />The Artist Looks at Natu...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Ben Shahn(1898-1969) <br />Myself among the Churchgoers (d...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Anything Goes:  Artists freely appropriate mechanically-pr...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Marilyn Diptych (1962) acrylic on ...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />David Hockney(1937) <br />                                ...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Audrey Flack (1931-)  <br />World War II (Vanitas), Incorp...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Richard Serra (1939-)  <br />Abu Ghraib (2004)<br />One co...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Robert Bechtle (1932-)  ‘61 Pontiac (1968-9) oil on canvas...
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Richard Estes (1932-)  <br />Diner (1971) oil on canvas<br />
Shared Intelligence:  American Painting and the Photograph<br />Chuck Close (1940-)  Phil/Fingerprint (2009) Screen print ...
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  1. 1. Shared Intelligence: <br />American Painting and the Photograph<br />Columbus Museum of Art<br />February 4 – April 24, 2011<br />The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum<br />May 20 – September 11, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Introduction: Making it Real<br />Jonathan Weinberg (1957-) <br />Artist & art historian <br />Critic, Yale School of Art<br />The Surfer (2003)<br /> Acrylic on canvas<br />
  3. 3. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Says Weinberg:<br />“The title Shared Intelligence suggests communication”, but not, perhaps, communication between the closest of friends.<br />The exhibit “focuses on particular paintings in which the veracity of content or form is to some extent dependent on the ‘reality effect’ of photographic sources”.<br />
  4. 4. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Introduction: Making it Real<br />The relationship of Shared Intelligence to prior scholarship and exhibits of art and photography<br />The nature of the relationship between art and photography over the past 180 years<br />Introduction to some of the artists and works included in the exhibit<br />
  5. 5. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Previous studies of the relationship between painting and photography…<br />The Painter and the Photograph from Delacroix to Warhol<br />Small 1964 traveling exhibition (Van Deren Coke)Relatively small number of examples of individual 19th & 20th century artists’ use of photographs (an expose)<br />Art and Photography (1968/1986)byAaron Scharf (1922-1993)<br />Scholarly and historic look at how photography was viewed and then used by various European and American artists<br />Hayward Gallery, The Painting of Modern Life (2007)<br />Exhibit that picked up where Coke exhibit left off (1960’s) with 100 works by 22 artists using photography in a variety of ways. Here the emphasis on the image, not the medium<br />
  6. 6. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />History of the relationship between painting and photography—the traditional view<br /><ul><li>Fear and contempt
  7. 7. Live and let live
  8. 8. Anything goes</li></li></ul><li>Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Fear and contempt<br />Frightening images<br />Death of art<br />Artists who “cheat”<br />
  9. 9. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)<br />
  10. 10. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Photo “sketch” & Arcadia(1883)<br /> Albumen print on cream woven paper<br /> Oil on canvas<br />
  11. 11. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) <br />Sun Rays-Paula, Berlin (1889)<br />Gelatin silver print<br />Vermeer (ca.1632-1675)<br />Girl Reading a letter at an Open Window (ca. 1658)<br /> Oil on canvas<br />
  12. 12. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Edward Steichen (1879-1973) <br />Self Portrait (1891)<br />Gum bichromate<br />
  13. 13. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) Street New York No.1(1926) oil on canvas <br />Red Canna(1919) oil on canvas<br />
  14. 14. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Live and let live: Painters and photographers explored the nature of their respective media<br />Painting goes anti-image<br />Photography goes anti-arty<br />
  15. 15. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) <br />The Artist Looks at Nature (1943) Oil on canvas<br />Self Portrait at easel (1931)<br />Gelatin silver print<br />
  16. 16. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Ben Shahn(1898-1969) <br />Myself among the Churchgoers (detail) (1939) Tempera on masonite<br />Unidentified artist <br />Ben Shahn, Jersey Homesteads (ca. 1936-9)<br />Gelatin silver print<br />
  17. 17. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Anything Goes: Artists freely appropriate mechanically-produced images for their work<br />Incorporation of political subjects into painting through the inclusion of photos<br />Hyperrealism of painting<br />
  18. 18. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Marilyn Diptych (1962) acrylic on canvas<br />
  19. 19. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />David Hockney(1937) <br /> California Copied from 1965 Painting in 1987<br /> (1986) Acrylic on canvas <br />Brian Los Angeles<br /> Sunday 21st March 1982 <br />(1982) Composite Polaroid<br />
  20. 20. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Audrey Flack (1931-) <br />World War II (Vanitas), Incorporating a portion of the <br />photograph Buchenwald, April 1945 (Copyright Time Inc.), (1976-77)<br />Gelatin silver print<br /> Oil over acrylic on canvas <br />
  21. 21. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Richard Serra (1939-) <br />Abu Ghraib (2004)<br />One color lithograph<br />
  22. 22. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Robert Bechtle (1932-) ‘61 Pontiac (1968-9) oil on canvas<br />
  23. 23. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Richard Estes (1932-) <br />Diner (1971) oil on canvas<br />
  24. 24. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Chuck Close (1940-) Phil/Fingerprint (2009) Screen print in twenty-five colors<br />Working Photograph for Phil (1969)<br />Gelatin silver print<br />
  25. 25. Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph<br />Conclusions:<br />Argument of Shared Intelligence is that artists have used and will continue to use photography to go on painting, not destroy painting.<br />Conversion of the instantaneous “taking” of pictures into the slow and handmade labor of “making” pictures.<br />Willingness of these artists to risk the autonomy of their craft to create compelling images. <br />

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