Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate by Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow/ Moscow House of Photography Museum
16 x 12 cm
Edition of 15
ABOUT THE WORK
This photograph is a modern print of a Russian colour photograph from the beginning of the 20th century. The scenes in Vedenisov’s autochromes take place in Yalta or in the Simbirsk Government, where the Kozakov family, the photographer’s relations, resided. Piotr Vedenisov chooses his models among the members of this single large family.
Vedenisov's photos are mostly staged portraits. Other subjects include everyday life and travelling, feasts, pets, interiors and landscapes. Vedenisov’s autochromes are shot over a relatively short period of time, roughly from 1909 to 1914.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Piotr Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866-1937) was a Russian nobleman living in Yalta, who graduated at the Moscow Conservatorium in 1888. Beside his ultimate passion for music, he was enthusiastic about the history of Crimea and photography. In the early 20th century, Vedenisov masters a technical innovation: he could make colour autochromes on glass. It was a technique of creating works in colour, based on three stages of consecutive shooting through colour filters. It was further developed by the Lumière brothers who succeeded in placing all the filters on a single plate.
These photographs were shown in Foam in the 2013 exhibition Primrose – Russian Colour Photography.
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