Support for class at the Residential College in Humanities. How to think about: Cyanotypes; process and creativity.

The class is designed to be about the influence of process and practice as a catalyst for creativity and experimental thinking. Readings from various resources, synchronous class discussions, and weekly assignments ( transform) combine to become individually realized artworks. The class itself become a creative process as we allow the students to transform the direction of the instruction and inquiry pathways. We respond to each other until the directions emerge as they will. Outcomes ar not fixed but fluid. Its atlas about creative process tag becomes a creative process and exchange between students the instructor as a moderator facilitator.

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Cornwall Peonies

Accession Number

Cornwall Peonies

John Dugdale

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
albumen silver print on paper

15 15/16 in x 13 1/2 in (40.48 cm x 34.29 cm);16 in x 13 7/16 in x 1 3/8 in (40.64 cm x 34.13 cm x 3.49 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Harry Denham Trust

Subject matter
Partially blinded after two AIDS-related strokes in 1993, Dugdale turned from a career in commercial photography to fine art photography. He uses antique photographic techniques such as cyanotype, platinum, and albumen processes to print the negatives he makes with a large format camera from 1912. To set up his photographs, he relies mostly on touch, imagining his images before he creates them. 

Physical Description
A still life of a vase of peonies. The image is tightly cropped and droplets of water are visible on the petals of the flowers. 

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Collection Area

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New York
Paeonia (genus)
flowers (plant components)
still lifes
water (inorganic material)

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