domingo, 7 de octubre de 2012

Broadway and Exchange Place New York c. 1890 Photographer Albert Levy

The Art Institute of Chicago es el museo con mas fotografias de Albert Levy en sus fondos.
Se encuentran integrados en la denominada :

Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection, c.1865-1973 (bulk 1890-1930).

Approximately 11,000 images [P]
Consisting of approximately 11,000 images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States—with a particular emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs—and, to a lesser extent, internationally

Las fotos se pueden ver con gran detalle lo que permite una mejor comprensión de la calidad de la obra de Albert Levy
Por ejemplo en la foto:

Broadway and Exchange Place New York . c 1890


Title/Project Name Broadway and Exchange Place
Street Address/Neighborhood Broadway and Exchange Pl.
City New York City
State/Province New York
Country United States
Date of View c.1890s
View or Detail Type Streetscape
Image Notes view of Red Star Line building and others at intersection
Caption/Inscription Text BLC: 4; Noted at BRC, "Albert Levy, photograhper"
Photographer Levy, Albert [New York City]
Archival Collection Name Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection
Archival Subcollection Name Architecture Photograph Collection
Provenance From Albert Levy's Modern American Architecture series
Website URL http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/research/specialcollections/digitalcollections/allcollections.html








En la foto podemos ver,  a la izquierda, tres personajes propios de la época:
  • El Policia con su alto casco
  • La mujer con su larga falda y blanco delantal
  • Un trabajador con sombrero
A la derecha
  • Dos personas de clase elevada con abrigos y bastón
En el edificio central en el segundo piso vemos el cartel de Jared Bell.
 Jared Bell Library of Congress

  • Title: Temple of liberty
  • Related Names:
       Bell, Jared W., 1798?-1870.
  • Date Created/Published: 1834.
  • Medium: 1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; image 23.5 x 38 cm.
  • Summary: A crude allegorical woodcut, bold in design, and probably produced for a banner or similar type of display. In the center is a peristyle Temple with an altar on which the figure of Liberty rises from a flame. The figure holds the "Bill of Rights," a staff and a liberty cap. The altar is inscribed "Preserved by Concord."..........

Esta empresa se dedicaba a imprimir los grandes carteles de anuncio de la época destinados a las paredes de los edificios, especialmente carteles de circo. 
Como dato curioso durante mucho tiempo tuvo el récord del cartel mas grande impreso sobre este tema

The large American outdoor poster (more than 50 square feet) originated in New York in Jared Bell’s office where he printed posters for the circus in 1835.


Como podemos ver todas las personas, colocadas estratégicamente, dan profundidad a la foto. Los personajes miran todos a la cámara sin moverse, sabiendo que estan siendo fotografiados.
Al mismo tiempo parece que cada uno de ellos se siente protagonista de la foto, no mira a los demas, está ocupado en posar.
Es una gran foto en su aparente sencillez.
En la segunda mitad del siglo XIX la pintura, gracias a los impresionistas, empieza a representar en sus cuadros las calles, las gentes sencillas. Albert Levy actua de la misma manera en esta foto.
Es una foto, podríamos decir, impresionista.


English

The Art Institute of Chicago is a museum with more photographs of Albert Levy in their funds.

They are integrated in the named:

Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection, c.1865-1973 (bulk 1890-1930).

Approximately 11.000 images [P]
Consisting of approximately 11.000 Images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States, with a particularly emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs, and, to a lesser Extent, internationally

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The photos can be seen in great detail allowing a better understanding of the quality of the work of Albert Levy

For example in the photograph:

Broadway and Exchange Place New York. c 1890


In the picture we can see, on the left, three characters typical of the time:

     The policeman with his high helmet
     The woman with her ​​long skirt and white apron
     A worker with hat

Right

     Two high class people with coats and cane

In the main building on the second floor we see the poster of Jared Bell.

  Jared Bell Library of Congress


     Title: Temple of Liberty
     Related Names:
        Bell, Jared W., 1798? -1870.
     Date Created / Published: 1834.
     Medium: 1 print: woodcut on wove paper, 23.5 x 38 cm image.
     Summary: A crude allegorical woodcut, bold in design, and probably produced for a banner or similar type of display. In the center is a peristyle Temple with an altar on the figure of Liberty Which rises from a flame. The figure holds the "Bill of Rights," a staff and a liberty cap. The altar is inscribed "Preserved by Concord." ..........


This company was to print large posters announcing the time for the walls of buildings, especially circus posters.
As a curiosity for a long time had the largest record printed poster on this topic

The large American outdoor poster (more than 50 square feet) Originated in New York in Jared Bell's office where I printed posters for the circus in 1835.

As we can see all the people, strategically placed, give depth to the picture. The characters all look at the camera without moving, knowing that they are being photographed.

At the same time it seems that each protagonist feels the photo, not watch others, is busy posing.

It's a great photo in its apparent simplicity.

In the second half of the nineteenth century painting, thanks to the Impressionists, started to represent in his pictures the streets, ordinary people,working people. Albert Levy acts the same way in this photo.

It's a photograph, we could say, impressionist.

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