“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”
About Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
Critique the Artwork of the Day
What elements and principles are used? Composition Rules? Are there shapes and forms? What is the subject? What does it communicate and HOW? Break it down into Elements, Principles and Composition.
Line, Shape, Value, Form, Texture, Color, Space
Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm/Repetition/Pattern, Scale/Proportion, Unity/Variety, Contrast, Movement
Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds, Triangle, Frame in a Frame, Leading Lines, Circle, Rhythm, Positive/Negative Space
Please sketch out the composition and critique the photo below in your photo journal:
Draw the shapes and lines in this composition on your critique sheet. Where does your eye go? Stop? Why? What two principles strongly make this photo interesting?
Discuss the composition? How does this photo compare/contrast the previous photo?
What is communicated in this photo? What are the contrasts? What is dividing and what does it divide?
What are your thoughts about how this photo portrays life in Paris in 1911?
Links and Sources
art of the beautiful-grotesque: The Art of Alfred Stieglitz