Paragons Afterimages Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850-1930
How photographs became art. Paragons & Afterimages: the pair of terms refers to correlations between images, but also to their production, where reference is made to already existing images. In the art academies and schools of applied arts in the 19th and early 20th century, photographs served as “models” or “paragons,” and served as their individual didactic type of image. Photographic reference material was an important aid in the creative practice of aspiring artists; and in the course of their use, “afterimages” were created in art classes, including: paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphics. The archives of the Berlin University of the Arts have preserved a unique and valuable photographic teaching collection that dates back to the 1850s and had already been created at the predecessor institutions, the Berlin Art Academy, and the leading School of Decorative Arts.
- Ed.Ulrich Pohlmann, Dietmar Schenk, Anastasia Dittmann
- Languages English German
- Format24 x 28 cm