An Eye for Detail, new virtual exhibition in Europeana Photography

An Eye for Detail, new virtual exhibition in Europeana Photography

img. Untitled, 1933, Pere Català Pic © Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, CC BY-NC-ND.

Specially curated by Photoconsortium in partnership with Europeana,The Pleasure of Plenty is the flagship exhibition of Europeana Photography Thematic Collection, showcasing the visual opulence and richness of historical photography.

It is composed of various chapters, and the new installment has just been published. An Eye for Detail. This exhibition focuses once more on photographic images full of intricate detail. It explores the pleasing simplicity of patterns and examines how visually complex images challenge the viewer. Discover how talented photographers of the past have conjured with motifs, toyed with perspective and created visual puzzles that still stun and surprise today.


Photos in the exhibition by Parisienne de Photographie,  TopFoto, United Archives, GENCAT/Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (all PHOTOCONSORTIUM partners) plus Historisch centrum Limbur, Rijksmuseum,Pincornelly United Archives, Slovak National Gallery, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Wellcome Collection, Stadsarchief ‘s-Hertogenbosc, Museum Het Valkho, National Media Museum, Bradfor, and Ghent University Library.



Sofie Taes, Curator

Douglas McCarthy, Exhibition Editor
Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Exhibition Producer


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