June 14, 2010
ALBERTINA shows a highly profound retrospective of Heinrich Kuehn's photographic work.
Heinrich Kuehn was one of the early photographers, who (around 1900) tried to establish photography as an art form. And like the painters of his time he was more interested to express emotions and feelings in his pictures rather than recording a sharp and detailed reality. He was friends with and influenced by the famous American photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Eugene and Edward Steichen and painters like Max Liebermann.
Kuehn was very much interested in the technical aspects of photography and not only invented a new camera but brought gum and pigment printing to an unknown perfection. He also experimented with color photography and left beautiful autochromes of his family and still lifes, which look almost like impressionistic paintings.
Until Aug. 29. 2010, the exhibition will than travel to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston/Texas. The catalogue is published in three versions – English, German and French.
Die ALBERTINA zeigt eine große Retrospektive von Heinrich Kühn, einer der ersten Fotopioniere, der die Fotografie als Kunstform etablieren half. Parallel zu den Intensionen in der Malerei interessierten ihn Stimmungen und der Ausdruck von Gefühlen mehr als die Abbildung von Realität. Besonders seine frühen Farbfotographien erinnern daher an impressionistische Gemälde.
Die Galerie Georg Kargl Box zeigt parallel dazu Fotos von Heinrich Kühn, die auch zu kaufen sind.
© by heinrich kuehn estate