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Photography for the Art Market in late 19C Florence. The Case of Bardini & Co

La Fotografia e il suo sviluppo nel mercato dell'arte di fine ottocento.

Calling all Italian members of Cultural Salon!

The talk will be in English with Italian captions on the power point presentation.


This talk takes as its point of departure the first moments when photographs began to replace engravings as a means of reproducing art.  The site of this transition was the Florentine print shop of Luigi Bardi, who encouraged and supported the young Leopoldo Alinari (1832-1865) to set up an adjacent laboratory for photography in 1853.  Using as a case study the 100-year activity of the dealers Stefano & Ugo Bardini, with its photo archive of some 30,000 photographs, this talk examines the many ways the various types of photographs were used in the service of transacting art.

Tuesday, November 13th

Time: 18.30. Tuesday Night Social to follow

Location: to be announced

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Earlier Event: November 24
L'Arte Trasmessa al Futuro
Later Event: November 27
Cultural Salon Tuesday Night Social