Glass and Shadows

Adolph de Meyernegative 1908 - 1911; print 1912

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

During the first decade of the 20th century, photographers such as De Meyer and Heinrich Kühn helped advance the idea that photography should emulate other forms of art. Here De Meyer photographed several glass objects through a scrim. The thin woven fabric softens the backlit objects, replicating the subtle tonal effects prized in etchings by artists from Rembrandt Harmensz . van Rijn to James McNeill Whistler.

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  • Title: Glass and Shadows
  • Date Created: negative 1908 - 1911; print 1912
  • Location: Not on display
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.7 x h22.2 cm
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=65774
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • photographer: Baron Adolf De Meyer (American, born France, 1868 - 1946)
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  • Subject: Flowers