Ana Elizabeth González (Spanish)
Marcio Junji Sono (Portuguese)
Leo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. Closes 17 September 2017
Exhibition of 81 photographs by Colombian photographer and photojournalist Leo Matiz. Matiz established his reputation with his work in Mexico between 1941 and 1947, when he photographed artists and muralists such as Diego Rivera, Frieda Kahlo and David Siqueiros and became a close friends with José Clemente Orozco, as well as Latin American film stars and intellectuals and Spanish film directors such as Luís Buñuel. He subsequently mounted photographic campaigns in his native Colombia and in Venezuela in the 1950s, which were reproduced in periodicals such as Life and Paris Match. The exhibition also includes drawings, caricatures and Matiz’s notes to provide a context for his work.
For more information see the exhibition’s website
Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow), with Jim Tate (National Museums of Scotland) and Brian Liddy (Bodleian Library)
Copied by the Sun: The First Photographically Illustrated Book on Art
Illustrated talk, book launch and display of collection highlights
University of Glasgow Library Special Collections, Henry Heaney Room
Thursday 27 October 2018
In 1848, the Scottish scholar Sir William Stirling Maxwell created the world’s first photographically illustrated book on art by adding a volume of Talbotype (or calotype) illustrations to his pioneering book on Spanish art Annals of the Artists of Spain. The photographs, by William Henry Fox Talbot’s assistant Nicolaas Henneman, faded soon after. Nevertheless, this ground-breaking volume pointed the way towards the use of photography in the study of art. This talk launches the publication of a two-volume facsimile and critical edition of the digitally reconstructed photographs. On display will be the related calotype negative (1847) by D O Hill and Robert Adamson of Velázquez’s Surrender of Breda, a highlight of the recent Stirling Maxwell exhibition at the Prado Museum, Madrid, and other items from the Photographic and Stirling Maxwell Collections in the University of Glasgow Special Collections.
Copied by the Sun will be available for cash sale at the special price of £67.00.
Publication details (source: WorldCat):
|Title:||Copied by the sun: Talbotype illustrations to the Annals of the artists of Spain by Sir William Stirling Maxwell: studies and catalogue raisonné /|
Matilla, José Manuel.
|Corp Author(s):||Museo del Prado
|Publication:||Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado
|Description:||2 volumes (365 numbered pages, 140 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Standard No:||ISBN: 9788415245551; 8415245556|
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
25 June – 9 October 2016
Exhibition presents 33 artworks from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.
Más allá de la afición. Nicolás and Elías Viñuales
Sala de Exposiciones de la Diputación de Huesca
Huesca, 20 May – 31 July 2016
Photographic exhibition focussing on the founders of Turismo del Altoaragón, one of the many amateur photography groups established in Spain in the first decades of the twentieth century. The Viñuales brothers (1881-1927, and 1892-1940) used photography to publicise, via posters, periodicals and exhibitions, the beauties, historic buildings and rural traditions of the Aragonese region, perceived to be under threat from modernity. The exhibition unites for the first time photographs from three local archives the Ayuntamiento of Huesca, the Diputación Provincial de Huesca and the Villanueva-Loscertales family. It is accompanied by a publication reproducing the displayed photographs.
Exhibition catalogue, link here.
Centre for Image Research & Diffusion (CDRI) Girona City Council, and Partners
Girona, 16-18 November 2016
The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council and the Association of Archivists of Catalonia, with the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia – Sub-Directorate General of Archives, and the Spanish Ministry of Culture – Sub Directorate-General of State Archives, the promotion of the International Council on Archives (CIA/ICA) and the collaboration of Digital Meets Culture, Michael Culture Association, Photographic Studies Institute of Catalonia (IEFC), Sindicat de la Imatge UPIFC and ANABAD.
Link to the V&A blog post about its John Singer Sargent collection of photographs.