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    Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894


    The Net Mender
    Alfred Stieglitz, 1894
    Carbon print, 41.8 x 54.3 cm (approx. 16x20 inches)
    Art Institute of Chicago Stieglitz Collection

    Another Stieglitz photograph that was new to me, which I thought others might enjoy.

    The link above has many more.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Thanks! I've never seen that one before. Lovely. Note the date. Wonder where he actually took it. Probably in Europe, posed. Looks like something Emerson would have done.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Truly avant-garde

    Autochrome the year it was released to public

    https://media.artic.edu/stieglitz/po...litz-c-1907-3/
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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Interesting how a number of prominent photographers who repudiated Pictorialism and Pre-Raphaelite stereotypes were are one time among the finest practitioners of these very styles.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    He made a quick (for the time) tour through Europe and seemed to have a very high rate of keepers or at least shot quite a bit.

    There are plenty of paintings in this style, so it's not a new style but avant garde for photography.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Nothing avante garde at all. Look at Julia Cameron's work well before this date, P.H.Emerson's. But I really don't care about the genre one way or the other. They all transcended the genre by how well they did it. Work this good never gets out-dated. For a lot of others, it was simply corny imitation of pre-Raphaelite painters.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    I was lucky enough to see this print at an auction preview (Phillips nyc) a few years back. Great composition and printed well. Really shines in carbon.


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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Simply elegant.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    As a carbon printer, I had no idea that Stieglitz utilised this medium. I'll have to dig deeper. Thank you for posting, Ken.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Many of the pictorialists had done some carbon printing. The carbon prints don't really look much different than the photogravures to me, but they are much more valuable.

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