The Bridge of Fosset, Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
The Bridge of Fosset
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Fernand Khnopff
Alexandre

The Bridge of Fosset, 1897


Blatt
16.5 x 25.6 cm
Gesamtmaß
21.6 x 29.6 cm
Physical Description
Silver bromide gelatin print and coloured pencil on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.109
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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As opposed to most painters who generally used photography as a template for their compositions, the Symbolist Fernand Khnopff’s way of dealing with photography was surprisingly modern: he commissioned the photographer Alexandre to photograph a few of his paintings. He then proceeded to emphasize details of the copies in shades of grey with a crayon and sold the signed platinum prints as original artworks. Colouring the prints allowed him to vary the mood of the motif. The landscape in the painting is shrouded in a blue mist and appears much cooler than in the photographic version.

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18.07.2024