PWT 29-2018 COPERNICAN ARMILLARY SPHERE : CONJONCTION OF PORTRAITS

The Copernican Revolution was the paradigm shift from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, formulated by Nicolaus Copernic some time before 1514 and refined until the publishing of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium in 1543.

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This Copernican Armillary Sphere (France, circa 1840) will be presented at Zonamaco Anticuario, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

Fifteen scores later, the Daguerreian Revolution was the paradigm shift from the classical representation of Nature and Human faces, formulated by Niépce some time before 1827 and refined by several gentlemen until the public announcement of 19 August 1839.

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This Daguerrian portrait (circle of Robert Cornelius, Philadelphia, circa 1840) will be presented at Zonamaco Foto y Anticuario, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

When the first photographic processes were invented and developped by Niépce and his followers in Europe, the photographic portrait was really born in America circa 1840. Robert Cornelius in Philadelphia and John Draper are the central figures.

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This quarter plate daguerreotype (circle of Johhn Draper, New York, circa 1840) will be presented at Zonamaco Foto, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

La Galerie du Palace invited French artist Lyes Hammadouche. Please come and visit his installation. The conjonction of rare daguerrian portraits from Europe and the Americas meet with the conjonstion of planets of a vintage armil.

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This “Planétaire copernicien” (Copernican Armillary Sphere, France, circa 1840) will be presented at Zonamaco Anticuario, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

The portrait session was a real adventure and often a unique event in each period of life (with the notable exception of the artists’ families). Some models have dramatically thwarted the operator’s efforts to capture the decisive moment.

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This early daguerreian portrait of three children (Philadelphia, circa 1843) will be presented at Zonamaco Foto, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

This invention of Daguerrian portraiture accompanied the formation of the United States and the birth of American culture. The portrait below is contemporary of the youth of Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer’s adventures.

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This sixth plate daguerreotype (W. V. Prentice, Savannah, Georgia, circa 1855) will be presented at Zonamaco Foto, 22 August 2016, Stand B-216.

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PWT 29-2018

ZONAMACO SALÓN y ZONAMACO FOTO

regresan del 22 al 26 de agosto a la sala D del Centro Citibanamex de la Ciudad de México, con la más amplia selección de fotografía, antigüedades y otros objetos, de la mano de un sólido programa cultural en la plataforma de ferias de arte en México con mayor proyección internacional.