The Easel

15th May 2018

Shape of Light – A Hundred Years of Photography and Abstract Art review: Informative but heavy going

The Tate wanted to show how art and photography have influenced each other. A photography-inclined critic likes the resulting exhibition. Not the above writer – too many photos and the comparisons mostly favour paintings. A Mondrian painting is “richly ambiguous” whereas the paired photo creates the feeling “of things closing down badly.”  More images are here.