Famous painters copied photographs

06 noviembre 2006

(English version) No invention of the Industrial Revolution influenced Impressionism more than the camera. Most of the Impressionists had cameras and experimented with their new images. Photography inspired impressionists to capture the moment, but did you know that some of the most famous paintings of Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec or Paul Gauguin were inspired on an original photograph? Here you have some interesting examples:

1. Paul Gauguin

Fotografía de Henry Lemasson, y la obra Madre e hija, de Gauguin
2. Paul Cezanne

Bañista, de Paul Cezanne
3. Toulouse Lautrec

La Troupe, de Toulouse Lautrec Pareja en un bar, 1891 Jane Avril
4. Vincent Van Gogh

La madre del pintor, 1888
Retrato del pintor belga E. Boch, 1888
5. Edgar Degas

Bailarinas detrás del escenario: montaje y cuadroDespués del baño, 1896El Vizconde Lepic con sus hijas y su perro AlbrecktEnsayo de ballet con escalera de caracol. 1877
More info: Impressionism and photography
See also: 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5