In its early years photography was regarded by many observers as a form of drawing. As an image-making system, the new medium shared something with art; but as a chemical and mechanical process it shared something with science. Drawing: The Muse of Photography, an exhibition at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, on view January 24 – April 10, 2020, considers parallels between photography and drawing in works by L.J.M. Daguerre, William Henry Fox Talbot, Sir John Herschel, Calvert Jones, and Gustave Le Gray, among others, shedding light on the nature and uses of both. In 1827, the Parisian artist...
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