Despite transforming the world, photography has always had to prove itself worthy of being called art
Photography was struck upon by a collection of inventors across Europe, almost simultaneously. However, it is most commonly attributed to Louis Daguerre. The French government acquired the rights to his creation in 1839 and gave them away to the world.
Since then, photography has struggled to be considered equal to painting and sculpture. While the world rushed to get their photo taken, the art world turned its nose up at the technology, refusing to accept that a camera could facilitate artistic expression.
Watch the video below to learn how artists, innovators, journalists, and business people won photography the status it deserves, and how a science that changed the world in a flash, had to change art before art accepted it.
Beautiful view! I've sketched from this exact bridge so I recognized it immediately!
This is a beautiful painting. I love your vibrant colors and how the pinks and yellows of the buildings contrast with the blues and greens of the water. You have a nice sense of perspective and you've done a wonderful job blending colors and lightening them as they get into the distance. Next time you could go darker with the reflections in the water, especially on the left side. This will make the sunlight feel even brighter. Well done.