Rare botanical print by Victor Schrager. E vergreen Fern, Woodland Fragile Fern & Wall Fern. T he full set is shown in last photo. The prints are reproduction of original cyanotypes, created by the process that exposes subjects to ultraviolet light, producing an image on treated paper. Suitable for framing, each print measures 13" by 17".
Schragers photographs of naturalia are widely considered among the best contemporary achievements in the genre of still life composition. As with the well known series of birds held in hands (the subject of Schragers previous show at Edwynn Houk Gallery), the present studies of flowers and plants read as meditations on the interplay between nature and culture. Here we see close-up views of flowers, leaves, and branches in all seasons photographed in their natural environment.
In each picture a hand appears holding a closed book behind the botanical subject the book isolating the principal subject from the background, while the hand provides scale. The book recalls the long tradition of botanical illustration, and is a symbol of intellectual investigation or contemplation.The plant on the other hand suggests the immediacy of sensual experience. The hands provide the human mediation between the two. Working with an 8 by 10 view camera, a slow, deliberate process, the photographer patiently absorbs the reality at hand while carefully crafting his composition. This meticulous approach is duplicated in the printing method, the platinum/palladium process whose subtle tonal range allows the photographer to render Natures exquisite gradations of light and texture. The resulting images are uniquely photographic, recalling both the plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt and the natural photography of Edward Weston. A Harvard graduate, Victor Schrager b. 1950 is a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and of a MacDowell Colony Resident Fellowship. His work has been featured in numerous one person and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Japan over the past twenty years.
His photographs are in the permanent collections of, among many, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Center for Creative Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Polaroid International Collection, The International Center of Photography, The San Francisco Museum of Art, and in various private collections. Botanical Cyanotype Original Art Photograph Print. The item "Rare Botanical Cyanotype Original Fine Art Photograph Print Victor Schrager Fern" is in sale since Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "usauctioncompany" and is located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
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