Real/Ideal: Photography in France, 1847–1860 at The J. Paul Getty Museum
Between the first French publication on the paper negative in 1847 and more-streamlined mechanical advancements in the 1860s, dynamic debates were waged in France regarding photography’s prospects in the divergent fields of art and science. At the same time, novelists and painters were bringing everyday subjects—rather than idealized, academic themes—to the forefront of the artistic imagination, forging a new art for this era of social, economic, and political change. Organized around the Getty Museum’s holdings and supplemented with important international loans, this exhibition highlights the work of four photographers who were integral to the development of paper photography: Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, and Charles Nègre.
Tuesday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016)
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Extended hours until September 4, 2016)
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August 30, 2016End Date
November 27, 2016Hours
10:00 AM - 05:30 PMAddress
1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679Event Type