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'Snapshot' Exhibit Comes to IMA
Indianapolis Monthly
By MIKE POTTER | Published: June 11, 2012
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a new exhibit highlighting the influence of photography on Post-Impressionist painters....
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For Artists, a Hand-Held Revolution of Point and Click
By SCOTT SHOGER | Published: June 6, 2012
In the history of photography, there is B.K. and A.K. Before Kodak was an era when photography was the domain of professionals, or at least those...Read More

'IMA Exhibit Shows How Camera Became Painters' Trusted Tool
Indy Star
By FRANK ESPICH | Published: June 1, 2012
In an age of Instagram, it's hard to imagine a time when photographs were the domain of professionals with burdensome equipment...
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For Artists, a Hand-Held Revolution of Point and Click
The New York Times
By KAREN ROSENBERG | Published: April 5, 2012
“Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard,” at the Phillips Collection, celebrates some early adopters of the handheld camera. The first one, introduced by Kodak in 1888, freed artists to take pictures without worrying about tripods... Read More

Photography's New Beginning
The Wall Street Journal
By RICHARD B. WOODWARD | Published: March 28, 2012
The Phillips Collection is soft-pedaling "Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard." No doubt the curator, Elizabeth W. Easton, didn't want to gloat about the wondrous finds she and her fellow scholars have dug out of European archives from the years (the 1890s and early 1900s) when Post-Impressionist painters were discovering what hand-held cameras could do. Better to undersell the goods, she must have decided... Read More

The MAN Podcast: Painters & their 1888 Kodaks
Modern Art Notes
By TYLER GREEN | Published: March 1, 2012
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Elizabeth Easton, the curator of “Snapshot: Painters and Photography: Bonnard to Vuillard.” The exhibition, organized by the Indianapolis... Read More

Phillips Collection exhibition links the box camera and painters
Los Angeles Times
By STANLEY MEISLER | Published: March 25, 2012
George Eastman introduced the first Kodak camera in 1888. It was a small wooden box covered in... Read More

Photographic Evidence
The Washington Post Express
By MARK JENKINS | Published: February 29, 2012
In the latter half of the 20th century, photography became enmeshed with fine art. Photographs went up on museum walls next to works that responded to the form... Read More

Art Preview: “Snapshot: Painters and Photography...
By KATHLEEN BRIDGES | Published: February 3, 2012
“You press the button, we do the rest” said the slogan on George Eastman’s first Kodak camera, which enthralled thousands of would-be photographers when it... Read More

Review: Phillips Collection show provides perspective...
The Washington Post
By PHILIP KENNICOTT | Published: February 2, 2012
Posters advertising the Phillips Collection's large and intriguing exhibition, "Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard," invite the prospective audience to... Read More

Spring Preview: Most likely to be worth the money...
The Washington Post
By PHILIP KENNICOTT | Published: January 27, 2012
With so many free museums in town, the Phillips Collection has to work a little harder to get people past the $10-12 (on weekends) admission gate. But “Snapshot: Painters and Photography” is likely to be worth it. The exhibition, organized in conjunction with the Van Gogh Museum... Read More

International exhibit at the IMA
Indianapolis Recorder
Published: January 1, 2012
An exhibition exploring the influence of the handheld Kodak camera on artists of the post-impressionist era will open at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on June 8. "Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard" examines how the photographs of seven European artists relate to... Read More

Review: Snapshot: Painters and Photography...
The West Australian
Published: December 27, 2011
This beautifully illustrated coffee-table book surveys the impact that early photography had on a group of European post-Impressionist painters, from Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis to Edouard Vuillard. Elizabeth Easton has gathered together an insightful collection of essays and images exploring the relationship between the artists' informal experimentation with... Read More

Point and Paint
The Economist
Published: November 26, 2011
“I HAVE all my subjects to hand”, Pierre Bonnard, a French post-impressionist painter, once wrote. “I go to see them. I take notes. Then I go home. And before I start painting I reflect, I dream.” At the turn of the 19th century, the “notes” Bonnard made included snapshots that he took with his flexible hand-held Kodak camera, which had first been introduced in 1888. Read More

Brushes with a camera
Financial Times Magazine
By LIZ JOBEY | Published: October 28, 2011
The relationship between photographs and painting has been periodically close – as with Warhol, or Bacon, or the 1970s photorealist painters in America – and more remote, as with abstract expressionism or minimalism. One only has to look at some of the exhibitions currently at London’s public galleries to see artists for whom it has been important... Read More