National Geographic: The Past and Future Present
Exhibition: January 10 – February 16, 2013 at the Steven Kasher Gallery. 521 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
"Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present the exhibition National Geographic: The Past and Future Present. It is the gallery’s fifth show of works from the National Geographic archives, but our first that presents vintage illustrations side by side with vintage photographs. The one hundred works presented span the entire 20th century. Photographers will include Herbert Ponting, Baron von Gloeden, Maynard Owen Williams, and Hiram Bingham. Illustrators will include Thornton Oakley, Louis Agassi Fuertes, and Tom Lovell. The exhibition will encompass works that represent National Geographic’s rich history in the fields of geography, archaeology, exploration, science, wildlife and world cultures."
NYC, Spring 2012
The Museum of Natural History. I would say for future visits this is a definite ‘pass’, but seeing it once, and knowing what it’s like was worth it. This painting was in a random staircase….
1862. Private Patrick Hughes, Co. K, 4th New York Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Antietam.
Private Hughes survived, but when he sneezed, a cone would protrude from the wound site.
MICHAEL SAPPOL How to Be Modern with Scientific Illustration: Fritz Kahn, Popular Medicine and the Visual Rhetoric of Modernity, 1916-1960
Fritz Kahn (1888-1968), a German-Jewish physician and popular science writer, was one of the first proponents of modernist scientific illustrations, which were conceptual, metaphorical and self-consciously modern in their aesthetics. Historian Michael Sappol situates Kahn’s illustrations and larger agenda within Weimar cultural politics, analyzes key images and genres and discusses the global diffusion of modernist conceptual scientific illustration. Sappol is a curator and historian at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department.
Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
New York NY 10010
Free and open to the public
The Etcher by Maulleigh on Flickr.
The Etcher by Stacy Tolman (1860–1935) Date: ca. 1887–89
This is probably how many of the etchings on this blog were produced