Thomas StruthGalleria dell'Accademia I, Venice 1992 1992

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Artist
Thomas Struth (born 1954)
Title
Galleria dell'Accademia I, Venice 1992
Date 1992
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper on Perspex
Dimensionsimage: 1854 x 2294 mm support, secondary: 1854 x 2294 mm support: 1854 x 2294 mm frame: 1885 x 2325 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77662
Not on display

Summary

In the late 1980s the German artist Thomas Struth began an ongoing series of large format colour photographs taken in famous European and American museums. Like the earlier street scenes and group portraits, the museum photographs reflect his desire to make carefully considered images which present the scene before the camera in an objective way. In interviews he has stated that his work is 'less about expanding the possibilities of photography than about a truer perception of things.' (Quoted in Gisbourne p.6.) He thus keeps compositions simple and avoids all digital manipulation… (read more)

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