Thomas StruthNational Gallery I, London 1989 1989

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Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Struth (born 1954)
Title
National Gallery I, London 1989
Date 1989
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper on Perspex
Dimensionssupport: 1805 x 1965 mm frame: 1835 x 1995 x 49 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77661
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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