16th September | 29th January 2012

Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams

Nature is my Kingdom

The natural scenery of an untouched and yet to be explored America, able to revive the myth of the frontier and turn on the call of the forest that burned so many authors of the North American literature of the late nineteenth century, is at the heart of the great Ansel Adams retrospective . Nature is my kingdom  celebrates the great master of American photography a little more than a century after his birth.

This is the first major exhibition entirely dedicated to Adams in our country and certainly one of the most important in Europe. The final selection of works includes more than 70 photographs – only original vintage prints, made from the same Adams – from international museums, private collectors and prestigious American galleries.

From the peaks and valleys of Yosemite to the majestic forms of the canyons of Arizona, from the dense forests of giant redwoods to the sinuous lines of the rivers, Adams’ images transcend mere documentation, revealing the sublime magnificence of nature, the very essence of beauty.

The exhibition is included in the program of festivalfilosofia, which in the edition of 2011 is dedicated to the theme “Nature”.


> Presentazione della mostra

venue
Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino, 228
41121 Modena, Italy

curated by
Filippo Maggia

Artists

Works

1960
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the National Museum of Modern Art

1958
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

1945
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

1948 ca. (printed 1960 ca.)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1945 (printed 1979)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1932
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1960 ca. (printed 1962 ca.)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1958 (printed 1976 ca.)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1951 (printed 1974)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1944 (printed 1952 ca.)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

printed 1970 ca.
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1938 ca. (1970)
silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

silver gelatin print
© 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
courtesy of the Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM