Education Night - "Photography & Painting: A Sibling Rivalry in Focus" - Presenter Ivy Cubell (7:30 PM EDT)
“FROM NOW ON, PAINTING IS DEAD” exclaimed French Painter Paul Delaroche upon seeing the world’s first photograph in 1839. Before photography, painters had the sole role in visually recording the world. With the sudden birth of photography, many painters understandably feared the camera and worried whether photography was destined to replace painting. But the most innovative painters suddenly felt free to experiment and expand their creative vision away from traditional representation to increasing abstraction of form. This presentation will explore the continual push-pull relationship that developed between photography and painting, the ways the two arts have influenced each other through so many shared movements, with a focus, in particular, on the last 100 years.