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Adventure in Sepia

The city museum shows a retrospective of Franz ö, the photographer Adolphe Braun.

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Adventure in Sepia

If one had told 1812 photographer Adolphe Braun, born in Besançon during his lifetime, that his large-scale views of Swiss mountains and especially of Aletsch 200 years later in connection with climate change would serve as evidence sources, he would have Probably not bad amazed. Although scientists were already interested in his photographs in his time. But in foreground was tourist interest in an overwhelming high landscape, which at that time could only be explored in often risky expeditions. And about ir photographic conquest people of local hearth were thankful.

Adolphe Braun became famous first with floral still, which former textile designer 1855 presented in Paris at World exhibition. Soon reafter he turned to landscape, which he soon brought to people in large-scale panoramic views. And when Braun 1869 was invited to photograph opening of Suez Canal in Egypt, a whole series of picturesque views were created along Nile, which satisfied n Orientalismusinteresse of European elites. During Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to 1871, he documented numerous destructions with his camera, perpetuating loss of territory in form of Alsatians and Lorraine in peasant costumes. He also held construction of Gotthard and Gotthard. From 1885 he was official photographer of Louvre.

The photo museum in Munich City Museum now presents an extensive retrospective of French photographer Adolphe Braun and his photo company "AD. Braun et Co. ". It shows about 400 of his original recordings, many of m in beautiful sepia tones, and 20 paintings by international artists such as Gustave Courbet or William Harnett. Many of his photographs were not only used by craftsmen as a template, but also by numerous artists painted after Braun. Today scientists interpret glacial melt by hand from photographs of Adolphe Braun. What a career.

Adolphe Braun. A European photography company and pictorial Arts in 19th century. Munich City Museum, St. Jacob's Square 1, 6 October to 21 January, Tue-Sun 10-18 pm

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