Half plate daguerreotype by Mike Robinson. Signed and dated by the artist on image and signed on the reverse of mount. Over a period of six months Mike produced a series of 21 half-plate daguerreotypes for the series Flowers 2002. A collection of floral still lifes, some with the addition of hand-coloring, these plates also play on the brilliant whites presented by objects from a private collection of granite ware. As usual with Robinson's work, Flowers 2002 combines an exceptional range of tonality, three-dimensional detail, and a modern choice of subject matter. The result presents a clear challenge to those who would pigeonhole the daguerreotype as a process which is inherently 19th century, or view the 19th-century daguerreotype as a "lost art" whose technical qualities are inaccessible to modern artists. Plates from the Flowers series are housed in a simple but elegant custom-designed paper matting.
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Medium Daguerreotype (1/2 plate)
Mount in glass mount
Photo Date 2002 Print Date 2002
Dimensions 0 x 0 in. (0 x 0 mm)
Photo Country Canada
Photographer Country Canada
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