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Art and arts. Painting, engraving and photography in the Nineteenth century

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Since the early 1939, when the Académie des Sciences divulged the new technique of Niépce and Daguerre, photography has been struggling against bias. It was a difficult  and tough path, dotted of links with other forms of visual expressions and of “reproduction”, a path that is shown in the exhibition Art and arts. Painting, engraving and photography in the Nineteenth century at the Pinacoteca cantonale Giovanni Züst, in Rancate, Switzerland. Since the beginning it has been said it was mere mechanical reproduction, not art; many artists underlined how useless photography was.  All the more reason the controversy went on, when...

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