Evita Goze

Week 6 and 7

Posted in photography, photography studies by evitagoze on November 9, 2010

Last week in Historical and Critical studies we started to talk about landscape photography, discussing the view, the aesthetic landscape and the topographic photograph, while this week we looked at such categories as picturesque and sublime. Readings – Viewing the Landscape in American Photography by Miles Orvell, Beauty and Landscape in Art and Photography by David Bate and Safety in Numbness: Some Remarks on Problems of “Late Photography” by David Campany.

Some of the pictures we looked at:

My very favourite Jem Southam with amazingly beautiful images:

Upton Pyne

William Henry Jackson, Mountain of the Holy Cross, 1873

Thomas Moran, Mountain of The Holy Cross, 1875

Timothy O’Sullivan, Historic Spanish record of the Conquest, 1873

Frank Gohlke, Irrigation Canal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1947

Stephen Shore, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, 1979

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Spherical Gas Tank, Cologne, Germany, 1983

Rick Dingus, Witches Rock, Weber Valley, Utah, 1978

John Davies, Agecroft Power Station, Salford, England, 1983

Aesthetics of picturesque:

John Constable, The White Horse, 1819

John Kippin, Pilgrims, Stonehenge

John Goto, Hunters, 2001

Aesthetics of sublime:

JMW Turner, Snowstorm, 1842

Caspar David Friedrich, The Abbey in the Oakwood

Ansel Adams, Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley

Irina de Bertier de Sauvigny, The Path

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Ori Gersht, Rear Window, 1997 – 99

Thomas Ruff, Sterne

Edward Burtynsky, Silver Lake Operations #1 Lake Lefroy, Western Australia, 2007

Andreas Gursky, Chicago Board off Trade

Meanwhile I’m getting ready to present Identity project this Friday. I still have some prints to make and b&w lab is a crowded place these days. We’ll have to present our final selection of prints, give a short description of our projects and show all the work in progress – workbooks, journal or preparatory work.

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