Historically speaking, the beginning and development of photography coincided with the gradual abandonment of figuration in painting. And it is not uncommon for the rise of the photographic technique and its irruption in the visual arts to be attributed to the decline of a pictorial tradition that dates back at least from the Renaissance. The relationship of rivalry established between painting and photography is, however, perhaps more ambiguous than the chronology suggests, judging by the discoveries of the history of art and museology. These two sciences revealed to us, for example, that Ingres, the first painter to have publicly scorned […]
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