Photography and art history: the history of art born from photography


2nd World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Bucharest, Romania, 9 - 12 May 2013, vol.122, pp.210-214 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 122
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1329
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-214
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In the timeline where histories of art and photography intersect, Preziosi, with his statement of "Art history is born out of Photograph," makes an initial point. As known, technologies related to cinema have played a key role on analytical Works, classification systems, and the creation of historical narrations since the times when art history appeared as a separate academic discipline in the last quarter of the 19th century [1]. Widespread use of photography through the end of 19th century brings the nutrition of modern art trends and its placement in the artists' agenda as an apparatus along itself. The stage of the art history is the universal, national museums of the 19th century during the period before the foundation of photography archives [2]. The role and efficiency played by painting to determine the plastic language of photography have always been defended in all related researches and arguments done so far. Therefore it is crucial to draw two important guide maps in the research: The first is the bodily extension and photography language which uses in art; the second one is the revelation of intersection points of art history and photography in the narration of art, the points where they blend in each other or disintegrate. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.