Precisionism, the effect of independent gallery exhibitions, the role of photography in the art of the early 20th century

Precisionism, the effect of independent gallery exhibitions, the role of Photography in the art of the early 20th century
Precisionism sharply defined painting style that became used by some American artists during 1920s. In as much as Precisionism had its roots in the American art, much of it originated from cubism, Orphism and Futurism. Among the artists who practiced Precisionism were Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, Ralston Crawford, Niles Spencer, Preston Dickinson and Georgia O’Keeffe (Marien 3). Precisionism changed the way painting used to be and changed it to the way painting got perceived in the 20th century. Painters became more precise in their painting as they produced paintings that became characterized with intense imagery. They were after producing images that had details (Marien 6).
Independent gallery exhibitions effects.
Independent gallery exhibitions have had a lot of effect of on photography. Independent gallery exhibition has encouraged the sprouting of young photographers with talents. It is at these exhibitions that photographers become encouraged on their work. In addition, they also get to compare notes with their fellow photographers and get some tips on how to improve (Marien 23). Independent gallery exhibitions give a photographer confidence in his or her work as he or she learns if he or she is on the right track. In addition, one could also be able to establish connections while there and be able to market some of his or her photographs.
Photography role in the art in early 20th century.
Photography has had an impact in the 20th century. In fact, many pictorialists feel that the photographs have improved their artistic merit and degree of resemblance to drawings, paintings, mezzotints (Marien 45). Photographs these days display mood and the sense of lighting using softly-focused images that have primary concern. Sometimes, photographers have been able to add some additional “ handiwork” to certain images through printing techniques, for example, gum-bichromate printing, where images can be transferred onto a soft, malleable coating. Photography has proven to go in hand with technology and utilized some of its aspects to bring the imagery and innovation at new heights. All in all, photography has proven to have an enormous role in the 20th century (Marien 63).
Works Cited
Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: a cultural history. New York: Laurence King Publishing, 2006.