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Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:29 pm

Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century American art. He was a true visionary and among the first to recognise the power of photography as an artistic and poetic medium, the epitome of a new way of seeing. A legendary figure who wanted to break with the past, Stieglitz was devoted to shaping a new cultural identity for America in a new century.


This is the first exhibition ever held in Australia of Stieglitz’s photographs and includes a rare selection of works gifted by his lover, muse and wife, artist Georgia O’Keeffe to the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Major loans are also coming from the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York amongst others.


http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/current/stieglitz
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:34 pm

This is absolutely not to be missed! A once in a lifetime chance to see this brilliant mans work!
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby gstark on Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:37 pm

Sounds like an excuse for a minimeet to me.

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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby aim54x on Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:49 pm

gstark wrote:Sounds like an excuse for a minimeet to me.

Dates?



I like the sound of this!
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby surenj on Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:31 pm

If I am around, will join you guys.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:54 pm

Count us in too, subject as usual to dates and times.
As country members, we even get free tickets.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:05 pm

I'm up for a second time. It's nice to soak up that stuff.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby gstark on Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:52 am

How does Saturday July 3 sound? Maybe an afternoon visit, topped off with a evening shoot and dinner down by the Quay?
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:07 am

How does Saturday July 3 sound? Maybe an afternoon visit, topped off with a evening shoot and dinner down by the Quay?


Thats a good date for me. I am also planning another sunrise for that weekend, so I may make it a day for photography :wink:
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby surenj on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:06 am

Gerry where are you photographing the sunrise? Is the general public allowed?

I MAY be around. Will let you know.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby aim54x on Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 am

penciled into sunbird...

EDIT: Dammit it may clash with some volunteering that I am doing
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:50 pm

That date is good for me. :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:35 pm

Gerry where are you photographing the sunrise? Is the general public allowed?
I MAY be around. Will let you know.


I was up around the northern beaches last weekend suring sunrise and there are lost a great beaches up there. Its a bit of a hike but early in the mornign the traffic rocks. So I was thinking about heading up tehre. I am locking that one in for myself so if your around (or anyone else for that matter) just msg me.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby gstark on Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:04 pm

Shall we say 3pm at the Art Gallery of NSW for this one?

That should leave time for those who are out at Liverpool or Whale Beach to get back into town.

A wander around the gallery, then down to the Quay for some shooting and a bite to eat?
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:39 pm

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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby aim54x on Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:47 am

Will try..but I'm not sure if i will make it....out Appin way in the morning and will probably explore that area a little with some friends after volunteering!
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:41 am

We are not going to make it. Sorry guys.
We will tryto make the exhibition during the week sometime.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:40 pm

I did make it! was an hour late, sorry guys. Gary was the only one silly enough to wait around! (eitehr that or he was equally late)

MattK did you end up getting there on the saturday?

I really enjoyed the small amount of time I had to peruse the images, I personally would not like to spend too much time analysing them, the first impression of each image is what I really wanted.

As MattK mentioned, alot of these images are bloody small! they are also hung very low, every by normal person height imo, so the old back did alot of bending and the eyes alot of squinting. Now, I found lot of the sky-scapes (clouds) a bit bland and the artictic merit was lost on me, quite possible more my fault than then photographers! I did appreciate and like some of the city-scapes, in particular one which was had the roofs of the builds lit by moonlight with a few city lights included, anotehr was a winter scene with a cart(?) in the frame coming towards the viewer, it had lots of mood and really conveyed the conditions - this particular image was one that Alfred worked on for 5 years!

Some of the portraits are downright amazing, as gary will attest to, the self portrait is just incredible! its also an image that had 20 years (i am not sure abotu the exact years but it was ages) between capture and print?! I founf a particular portrait of O'keefe, of which there are many, reall rung my bell. All in all I really enjoyed the exibition, but wish they were larger sizes to be able to easily appreciate them!

Be sure to check it out if you have some time, you really only need to allocate max an hour to do it imo and for 10 bucks its good value imo.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:50 pm

I arrived at exactly 3PM and no one else was there. I took a slow second look at the exhibition and then checked out the rest of the gallery. I didn't see and forum members so went home. I enjoyed my time there and took a few pix of some of the art work.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:47 pm

Please accept my apologies Matt, I did call Gary, but did not have your number. I was behind schedule from the whale beach and tough bloke challenge.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby Matt. K on Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:48 pm

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No apologies needed. I flow with the ebb-tide. :D :D :D :D :D :D PS. Picked up my 105mm F2.5 today. What a sweet lens that is.
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby biggerry on Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:30 pm

Matt. K wrote:No apologies needed. I flow with the ebb-tide.


:cheers: I feel bad, cause I had a good hour on teh drive back to sydney to think that people were gonna turn up!

PS. Picked up my 105mm F2.5 today. What a sweet lens that is.


nioce, what kind of condition? I will have to check yours out next time, I expect a first image up shortly then :up: :up:
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby gstark on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:32 am

biggerry wrote:I did make it! was an hour late, sorry guys. Gary was the only one silly enough to wait around! (eitehr that or he was equally late)


Somewhat late, so my apologies to you, Matt, as well. I got there around 3:30.

As MattK mentioned, alot of these images are bloody small!


But matted and placed in somewhat larger frames. Never before have so many 11x14 frames been pressed into use to try to make 4x5 images look bigger. :)

Now, I found lot of the sky-scapes (clouds) a bit bland and the artictic merit was lost on me, quite possible more my fault than then photographers!


My impressions are pretty much the same as Gerry's. The images that I thought were good were truly great, but as with my own shooting, I thought that there less keepers than perhaps Mr Stieglitz did.


Some of the portraits are downright amazing, as gary will attest to, the self portrait is just incredible! its also an image that had 20 years (i am not sure abotu the exact years but it was ages) between capture and print?!


I think it may have been 23 years: shot in 1907, but not printed until 1930.

I also thought that some of the images appeared to have been made from fogged negatives. Matt, did you come away with that sort of a feeling?

Be sure to check it out if you have some time, you really only need to allocate max an hour to do it imo and for 10 bucks its good value imo.


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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby aim54x on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:44 am

I ended up getting back to Sydney at about 7pm on saturday...so there was no way i was going to make the exhibit. Sorry guys.

I will have to try and duck in this week (if it is not over) and have a peek for myself
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Re: Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Postby GRSHPR on Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:11 pm

went once with my sister 2nd time was with tafe class also got the book great to look at while having a cuppa :D
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