Visual Arts: Where Sculpture Meets Photography : The Picture Show A new exhibition explores the relationship between sculpture and photography.
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Visual Arts: Where Sculpture Meets Photography

I've never seen the Pieta or the Terracotta Army. I mean, obviously I've seen them if I'm linking to them -- but not in person. What's interesting is that before photography, people would make pilgrimages to see these works of art. But, if you're like me and studied the photos in your high school history classes, there's less of an urgency to see the legendary creations in person.

In that sense, sculpture has been inextricably linked to the image since the advent of photography. This idea is being explored with a new exhibition opening later this summer at MOMA: The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today.

I have seen The Thinker and Unique Forms Of Continuity In Space (phew!) and a few other favorites, and I must say: a photo is a nice preview, but sometimes art is worth a pilgrimage.