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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

14th October, 2017
5.00 pm

Atrium
Sponsors:
An event jointly organized with Átrium.

Free event

Atrium

Margit körút 55.
+36 1 317 9338

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Idealized colourful worlds (1940–1970): coloured photographs / A selection from Róbert Alföldi’s collection

Swiss painter and graphic artist Johann Baptista Isenring was the first to make coloured daguerreotypes in 1839. Hand-colouring nonetheless remained the most popular method, right up to the middle of the 20th century, when Kodak introduced its Kodachrome film. The invention slowly changed the meaning and use of colouring.

Colouring is about adding colour to what is usually a black-and-white photograph by manual means. When colour film and diapositive had become established, it was used to make photographs more dramatic or artistic. Pastel pencil, aquarelle, oil paint, etc. was used.

To this day, photographers use enhanced versions of the technique, to attain special artistic effects and to highlight the suffocating atmosphere behind the idealism.

The exhibition is on view between 15 October and 30 November.

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