Truth Beauty Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art 1845–1945
Photographic pictorialism, an international movement, a philosophy, and a style, developed toward the end of the 19th century. The introduction of the dry-plate process, in the late 1870s, and of the Kodak camera, in 1888, made taking photographs relatively easy, and photography became widely practiced.
Tayo Heuser translates the luminosity of Mark Rothko's paintings into three dimensions with large-scale wall-mounted sculptures of glowing, colored forms drawn in ink, designed to rise along the spiral flow of the Goh Annex stairwell.
In the early 1950s, Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) created a series of paintings nearly without paint, working in graphite and oil on canvas to produce works that are both complex and spare. "White," he said, "is something you endlessly return to."
Robert Ryman (b. 1930) is an American painter best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings. Ryman was born in Tennessee and began his career as a jazz musician. Soon after arriving in New York in 1952 to pursue his music, he started to paint.
Kate Sheperd's work in the former dining room of the Phillips house incorporates painting and sculpture, and focuses on architectural details, while paying homage to Mondrian's work in the permanent collection.
Although best known for her iconic representations of flowers, landscapes, and animal bones, Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract work is as bold and breathtaking as that of her European contemporaries Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky. See an American legend in a whole new light in this exhibition of over 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors.