Jan 24, 2008

Switzerland. Grindelwald, Upper Glacier, Source of the Lutschine

Switzerland. Grindelwald, Upper Glacier, Source of the Lutschine

1875–77

Adolphe Braun

(French, 1812–1877)

Carbon print, toned, from wet collodion negative

Image: 38.7 x 48.3 cm (15 1/4 x 19 in.); Paper: 40 x 50.7 cm (15 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.); Matted: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Framed: 59.1 x 74.3 cm (23 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.)

The A. W. Ellenberger, Sr., Endowment Fund 1992.237

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Description

Braun's photographs often bore a stylistic resemblance to realist painting in France. Photography was an important factor in the evolution of realism, a style that was then gaining popularity. With its forthright depiction of natural forces, this photograph of a river springing from a glacier clearly recalls landscape paintings by Gustave Courbet (1819–1877). Courbet's numerous river scenes were contemporary with Braun's work and were part of the aesthetic context of the time.

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