From the first photographies, in 1839, the atmosphere, their light and textures have been a reason appellant for the experimentation for the photographers. ‘ In Focus: The Sky’ it reunites, in the Getty Museum, works of Ansel Adams, John Divola, Andr Kertsz, Joel Meyerowitz, Alfred Stieglitz the photos go of the lyrical interpretations to the abstractions. It is the great challenge and also, in spite of his infinite amplitude, nearest. With its constant mutation, immensity and inmaterialidad, the sky has been always object of interest on the part of all the plastic arts. From the invention of the photography, around 1839, the lenses have aimed upwards and they have been let fascinate by the celestial vault. The idea is the base of the exhibition In Focus: The Sky (Focused: the sky), that exhibits Museum J. Paul Getty, of Los Angeles (the USA).
” The sky has fascinated and challenged to the photographers from the invention of means. This exhibition shows an ample range of approaches to capture many photographically moods and ctos of the sky ” , it says the commissariats of the sample, Anne Lyden. Urban, dark skies, of color and clouds Organized in four areas (urban skies, dark clouds, skies and skies of color), In Focus: The Sky presents/displays more than a vientena of photographies of, among others, Ansel Adams, John Divola, Andr Kertsz, Joel Meyerowitz, Alfred Stieglitz and Carleton Watkins. The copies include all the processes of positivado, from the daguerreotypes and platinotipias to the present ones by red injection. It was indeed a technological advance, the collodion negatives, introduced in 1850, those that allowed the photographers to reproduce the complex textures of the sky with greater fidelity. n the subject.
The photographic capacity to watch the sky cuantitavemente improved with the celluloid films (1880) and the commercialization of the film to color (1935). The sun the west and the moon on a cemetery the exhibition of the Getty includes very well-known photos, like the spectacular Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (negative of 1941, copy of 1948), that Ansel Adams did when, during a trip in automobile, observed the dramatic CTO of the sun the west on a cemetery. With a precise game of speed and opening and a work of meticulous laboratory, the photographer was able to capture the moment in that the moon and the sun in a sky of the increasing dark coexist. Also they exhibit a selection of photos of the series Zuma Beach (1977-1978), of John Divola, who made the takings from a left position of person who renders first aids, that visited during several days the dawn and the dusk. Divola used flash and took part in the space with paintings to create the CTO of a theater scenery after which celestial atmosphere of the Pacific Ocean in California is always guessed to the money changer. Source of the news: They dedicate a exhibition to the permanent seduction of the sky on the photographers.