A Blue Idyll - Cyanotypes and Dreams

Author(s): Brenton Hamilton

Photography

For over two decades visual artist and historian Brenton Hamilton has created a sustained body of work, mostly concentrated within the historic processes employing nineteenth century photography techniques, no longer commercially available. Hamilton has produced a unique body of work using methodologies like gum bichromated forms, platinum, and collodion ambrotypes on black glass, French variants of paper calotypy and of course the embellished cyanotype. Influenced by the Surrealist motifs; coaxing dream like, chance collisions of fragments from art history, Hamilton shapes a new landscape in his photographs. The present symbolism of the dark night sky and the freedom to look outside himself towards unfettered ideas and musings, learning to make a new place with paper and metal salts and light allowing him to rest and wonder. He combines human anatomy, astronomy and botanical imagery to create intriguing and provocative arrangements. His work references to ancient Greece and Rome, as well as 15th and 16th century Dutch and Italian paintings. Hamilton uses symbols and visual elements from the history of art to create a thoroughly contemporary vision.

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  • : 9789053309414
  • : Mets en Schilt Uitgevers
  • : Schilt
  • : 0.3
  • : April 2020
  • : --- length: - '11.8' width: - '9.4' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Brenton Hamilton
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 144