WHAT: A live travel journal from the site of the original 1770 Picturesque tour by William Gilpin.
WHY: Exploring the effects of time, changes in tastes, and the impact of photography on our view of landscape and travel.
WHERE: Wye Valley, on the border between England and Wales
WHEN: September 21, 2005
HOW: A "live" daily journal, complete with photographs, interactive BLOG, and historical references during the last week of September through the middle of October.
WHO: Darryl Baird, photographer and Associate Professor of Art, University of Michigan-Flint AND Janet Lorch, artist and web designer.
"Re-Picturing the Picturesque" is a creative research project looking at the early days of tourism and the recording of pictures during the journeys. Early travel often required a knowledge of aesthetic theory to "properly" experience the landscape and including the making and "taking" of pictures. Although before the invention of photography, the ideas and impulses of this style of picture-making would establish a ready and eager public's ambition to create lasting images of landscapes. This project will recreate and examine this early style of picture-making and update the experience through modern technologies.
Re-Picturing the Picturesque
2054 Windsor Beach Drive
Fenton, MI 48430
810 762-3146; fax
Visit our web site: www.re-picture.info
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