19th century people in photos
exhibition from the Monarchy exhibition seriesLocation: National Museum’s new building, Vinohradská 1, 110 00, Praha 1
Photography, as a seemingly authentic depiction of reality, has been in existence for 185 years, which is a very short period of time in comparison with painting or graphics.
However, its influence on our visual perception is cardinal. The invention of photography had a significant effect on the visual arts already in the 19th century and, during the first three decades of the 20th century, opened the door for avant-garde to enter the world of visual arts.
The photography exhibition is focused on capturing daily life in the 19th century. The time period is framed from 1848 through 1918. Visitors will see photographs taken in the field of culture, sport or travelling, inclusive of photos documenting unique situations, festivities and events.
The exhibition topics will be changed in February 2013. The topics representing photography will be as follows:
- History and evolution of photography and photographic techniques in the 19th century (throughout the whole period of the exhibition)
- Ateliers and portrait photography (first part of the exhibition)
- Leisure time (first part)
- Unusual and significant events (final part)
- Tourisms and travelling (final part)