Andreas Feininger: Nature and the Architect
30 Apr 2011 - 30 Aug 2011
Modernist photographer Andreas Feininger created a vast body of photographs spanning nearly sixty years. From his dynamic urban views of Manhattan and Chicago to his extreme close-ups of natural forms, from the monumental to the minute, Feininger’s work shows his keen instinct for graphic forms and patterning, and his ability to highlight the sculptural qualities of objects. His urban scenes convey his excitement at the visual complexity of city life, while his macrophotographs of shells and bones, often interpreted through a highly surrealist lens, demonstrate his fascination with the elegance and precision of nature. This selection of 27 photographs reveals the keen mind of a photographer who never ceased his quest for order and beauty in the world around him.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Andreas Feininger, Reflection, 6th Avenue, 1962, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of the Estate of Gertrud E. Feininger, New York, 2009, Photograph: Andreas Feininger, © AndreasFeiningerArchive.com, c/o Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen