Stirling Maxwell Centre
University of Glasgow
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):
||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.
||Museo del Prado
||Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado
||2 volumes (365 numbered pages, 140 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
||ISBN: 9788415245551; 8415245556
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection
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.
Exhibition Artboards: click here.
Exhibition catalogue: click here.
VISTA PARCIAL DEL COSO ESQUINA CON CALLE GOYA RETRATADAS TRES MUJERES CON TRAJES DE EPOCA AÑOS 10-20 Y GENTE PASANDO POR LA CALLE SE VE LA TIENDA DE BARRIO Y LA PASTELERIA SOLER
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.
14th Image & Research International Conference
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.
Copied by the Sun. The Talbotypes from ‘The Annals of the Artists of Spain’ by William Stirling Maxwell (1847)
Prado Museum, Madrid
18 May 2016 – 04 September 2016
The result of a collaborative project between the National Media Museum in Bradford and the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, the Museo del Prado has assembled for the first time the material used by the Scottish collector and Hispanist William Stirling Maxwell for the preparation of his book The Annals of the Artists of Spain, the first art historical publication to include photographic images. With the Annals, Spanish art became widely known abroad through its reproductions of works by 16th – 17th century Spanish artists, as well as Goya. On display are the proofs from the Henneman photographic studio, showing how the book was produced and the problems encountered.
Curated by founding ARTES member Hilary Macartney, University of Glasgow; and José Manuel Matilla, Head of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museo Nacional del Prado.
Lecture by José Manuel Matilla: 25 May 2016
Dalí Revealed: Candid Moments from the Artist’s Life
Photographs by Robert Descharnes (1926-2014).
Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
On view until Spring 2016
The photographer made the acquaintance of the Surrealist artist in 1950, while they were both traveling to the United States.