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A Windmill

Keywords: Pictorial Photography
Photography
Artwork

Publisher: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Description: This photograph titled 'A Windmill' was clicked by J. M. Whitehead. Pictorial photography was characterised by images that resembled painterly techniques and a soft focus. It emphasised beauty, tonality and composition. There was an equal emphasis on printing techniques, bringing alive photographs to look like paintings. As pictorialist J.N. Unwalla put it, "When photography is used as a medium of depicting and preserving mere incidents it becomes at once mechanical, lifeless and unemotional and is deprived of its place in the fine arts. The aim of the photo-artist is to transmit his own emotions and ideas about his subject to those that view it. Be it a portrait, a figure-study, a landscape or even a still-life picture, it must have the stamp of that artists feelings". The image above of a windmill has a dream-like quality through manipulated printing and exposure techniques that lend it a slight blur and tonal variations characteristic of pictorialism.

Type: Photograph

Received From: National Gallery Of Modern Art, New Delhi


DC Field Value
dc.creator Whitehead, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-05T02:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-05T02:42:08Z
dc.description This photograph titled 'A Windmill' was clicked by J. M. Whitehead. Pictorial photography was characterised by images that resembled painterly techniques and a soft focus. It emphasised beauty, tonality and composition. There was an equal emphasis on printing techniques, bringing alive photographs to look like paintings. As pictorialist J.N. Unwalla put it, "When photography is used as a medium of depicting and preserving mere incidents it becomes at once mechanical, lifeless and unemotional and is deprived of its place in the fine arts. The aim of the photo-artist is to transmit his own emotions and ideas about his subject to those that view it. Be it a portrait, a figure-study, a landscape or even a still-life picture, it must have the stamp of that artists feelings". The image above of a windmill has a dream-like quality through manipulated printing and exposure techniques that lend it a slight blur and tonal variations characteristic of pictorialism.
dc.format.extent 28.3 x 23.2 cm
dc.format.mimetype image/jpg
dc.publisher National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
dc.subject Pictorial Photography
Photography
Artwork
dc.type Photograph
dc.identifier.accessionnumber ngma-17014
dc.format.medium image


DC Field Value
dc.creator Whitehead, J. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-05T02:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-05T02:42:08Z
dc.description This photograph titled 'A Windmill' was clicked by J. M. Whitehead. Pictorial photography was characterised by images that resembled painterly techniques and a soft focus. It emphasised beauty, tonality and composition. There was an equal emphasis on printing techniques, bringing alive photographs to look like paintings. As pictorialist J.N. Unwalla put it, "When photography is used as a medium of depicting and preserving mere incidents it becomes at once mechanical, lifeless and unemotional and is deprived of its place in the fine arts. The aim of the photo-artist is to transmit his own emotions and ideas about his subject to those that view it. Be it a portrait, a figure-study, a landscape or even a still-life picture, it must have the stamp of that artists feelings". The image above of a windmill has a dream-like quality through manipulated printing and exposure techniques that lend it a slight blur and tonal variations characteristic of pictorialism.
dc.format.extent 28.3 x 23.2 cm
dc.format.mimetype image/jpg
dc.publisher National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
dc.subject Pictorial Photography
Photography
Artwork
dc.type Photograph
dc.identifier.accessionnumber ngma-17014
dc.format.medium image