zaterdag 8 november 2008

Photo Pioneer and Theatre Maker Dutch East Indies Isidore van Kinsbergen Photography

Isidore van Kinsbergen ( 1821-1905 ) : fotopionier en theatermaker in Nederlands-Indië = photo pioneer and theatre maker in the Dutch East Indies.
Saskia E. Asser & Steven Wachlin., Theuns-de Boer, Gerda
Zaltbommel : Aprilis Leiden : KITLV Press Amsterdam : Huis Marseille, 2005. Paperback. 295 p. : ill., krt., plgr. ; 28 cm. Omslagtitel: Isidore van Kinsbergen. - Tekst in het Nederlands en Engels. - Uitg. n.a.v. de gelijknamige tentoonstelling in Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (10 december 2005-26 februari 2006). -

Isidore van Kingsbergen (1821-1905) is sometimes described as the 'sleeping beauty' of nineteenth-century photography, because his remarkable body of work has never been presented in its entirety. Yet he was a flamboyant artist who appeals to the imagination. For the first time, this publication gives a broad overview of the exceptional qualities of this photo pioneer. Van Kinsbergen became famous for the almost four hundred photographs he took of Java''s antiquities at the behest of the Dutch colonial government and the Batavian Society. Detailed research has also brought to light a hitherto unknown part of his oeuvre, including the portraits he made at the courts of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Bandung, Madura and Buleleng (Bali). In his studio, he used his experience as a theatre director to photograph people from various social backgrounds in an expressive manner. Due to his tireless efforts for new cultural projects, he has also been called as the 'soul' of colonial artistic life in Batavia. Lees verder ...

Isidore van Kinsbergen, Rear view of the Ganesha of Boro, East Java, Indonesia (1867)

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