Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Stieglitz’

Reviewed: “The Serial Portrait” at the National Gallery of Art

In “The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years,” the National Gallery of Art showcases 153 works by 20 artists who "photographed the same subjects—primarily friends, family, and themselves—over the course of days, months, or years." The first half of the exhibition will be overly familiar to anyone who’s seen an [...]

Reviewed: “Photography Between the Wars” at Addison/Ripley Fine Art

Got a hankering for retro? Photography-wise, it doesn’t get more retro than the creamy grayscales of the 1920s and 1930s now on display in “Photography Between the Wars” at Addison/Ripley Fine Art. The exhibit, composed of works from Virginia Marshall Zabriskie’s venerable New York City gallery, includes lesser-known, but classic, images by such giants as [...]

Arts Roundup: We Be Plankin’ on Dem Headlines Edition

Annals of Outdated Clinton Jokes: After a newsstand in the Allbritton building in Rosslyn—which, oddly enough, did not sell newspapers or magazines—closed last month, it marked the likely end of Clinton-era comic postcards designed by John Lodi, TBD's Andrew Beaujon writes. Lodi, a Dutch artist who now lives in Spain, created the postcards in the [...]

Reviewed: The International Photography Competition at Fraser Gallery

Is it possible that some of the more impressive photography in Washington right now has been produced by near-amateurs? Judging by the nearly three dozen juried works in the 9th annual International Photography Competition at Bethesda’s Fraser Gallery—drawn from a pool of more than 500 entries submitted by 151 locals and out-of-towners—that may be the [...]

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Phillips: The iTunes Visualizer Treatment

It's tough these days to address the work of Georgia O'Keeffe without undue reference to Alfred Stieglitz, or to vaginas. In fact, there are those who claim it can't be done. To these people, we say: sometimes a throbblingly detailed rendering of the reproductive organs of flowers is just a throbbingly detailed rendering of the [...]

Now on View: “Man Ray: African Art and the Modernist Lens” at the Phillips Collection

The most surprising thing about the Phillips Collection’s “Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens” is learning just how common it was for major photographers of the 1920s and 1930s to dabble in African art. Works not just by Man Ray but by Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, Charles Sheeler, Josef Sudek, Andre Kertesz, and [...]

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