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From Makart to Klimt, on show in the Orangery at the Lower Belvedere addresses a subject that touches on a taboo. The phenomenon will be illustrated by several “case studies” grouped into three themes: painters collect photographs, painters use photographs, painters take photograp

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The invention of photography in 1839 was both fascinating and horrifying to artists. While portraitists had good reason to fear a drastic shrink in their market, others soon discovered the multiple possibilities of this new medium. They used it to disseminate their works in cheap reproductions and also to find out about international trends in art. Photographs soon became indispensable to artists …

The invention of photography in 1839 was both fascinating and horrifying to artists. While portraitists had good reason to fear a drastic shrink in their market, others soon discovered the multiple possibilities of this new medium. They used it to disseminate their works in cheap reproductions and also to find out about international trends in art. Photographs soon became indispensable to artists as memory aids or as direct sources. Many artists learned to use a camera themselves or engaged professional photographers who thus found a new niche in the market. Artists avidly took photographs …

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Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27
Vienna, AT