New Medium

PHASE: Impressionism’s hard-fought vogue, now alight.
FIRST signs photography is gaining force.
“PHOTO”—transcribing light, absent painter’s brush—can it end or fixate
STYLE? Does Daguerre war with artist’s freedom, or will new styles yet shine?

Note: imagining the impressionists, (named for the painting below, exhibited 1874) some years later, their movement having overcome harsh reception by the art establishment. But photography,(Daguerreotype from 1838) was already gathering steam. What would this mean for visual arts?

Boulevard du Temple by Louis Daguerre, ca. 1838 (source: Wikipedia)

Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet (source: Wikipedia),_Sunrise

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