viernes, 1 de mayo de 2009

Fotógrafo Robert Rive. Fotografía antigua Pompeya

Esta foto representa una vista de la ciudad de Pompeya:
Strada della fontana dell' Abbondanza.
La vista de la calle empedrada esta rota en su línea de horizonte por un arbol , lográndose así una sensación de profundidad.

Robert Rive fue un fotógrafo inglés que llego a Italia a mediados del siglo XIX instalandose en Napoles y luego en Roma.

Esta foto pertenece a un álbum dedicado a la venta a los primeros turistas que se acercaban a ver la recién descubierta ciudad de Pompeya.

Las fotos se pueden fechar hacia 1870, la primera época del fotógrafo.
Las fotos de Rive se encuentran tanto en Museos italianos como ingleses.

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This photo shows a view of the city of Pompeii: Fontana della Strada dell 'Abbondanza.

The cobbled street view is broken in its skyline for a tree, thus achieving a sense of depth.

Robert Rive was an English photographer who came to Italy in the mid nineteenth century and then settled in Naples in Rome.

This photo belongs to an album dedicated to the sale of the first tourists who came to see the newly discovered city of Pompeii.

The photos can be dated to the 1870th, the first steps of his career as a proffessional photographer.

Rive photos are in both Italian and British Museums.

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  • See Italy and Die. Photography and Painting in 19th-Century Italy Musée d'Orsay Exhibition

    ........... Artists and travellers seeking an "authentic" view of Classical times were particularly fond of the discoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum. The majority of photographs consisted of deserted sites portrayed with a melancholic poetry. Many were the work of British or French travellers, and of photographers based in Naples: Michele Amodio, Alphonse Bernoud, Roberto Rive and Giorgio Sommer. Sommer had worked on occasions with Giuseppe Fiorelli who was in charge of the excavations from 1860. Sommer particularly photographed the moulds produced by Fiorelli who poured plaster into the empty spaces left by bodies trapped in the lava .........


  • ......Sommer particularly photographed the moulds produced by Fiorelli who poured plaster into the empty spaces left by bodies trapped in the lava.
    On 26 April 1872, Sommer recorded, at half hour intervals, the stages of the eruption of Vesuvius. His images demonstrate great sobriety compared with the dramatic, poetic and romantic approaches favoured by the painters...........

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