"One of the most compelling appeals of Prokudin-Gorskii’s work is his pioneering use of color photography. Where many photographers of the time might have created hand-colored lantern slides on glass (for public presentations), Prokudin-Gorskii shot his glass plate negatives in triplicate, with three color filters. When projected all at once in overlay through corresponding filters, the images appeared in vibrant color. Printing was a more complicated issue, and few prints were actually made. It’s likely the photographer built his own camera in order to make simultaneous exposures. He also made prints in sepia tone, an equally emphatic aesthetic gesture. 20x200’s Cornflowers in a field of rye
use a digitally combined color image from the Library of Congress, which owns the archive, carefully corrected and printed." — Read more from Lyle Rexer on the blog >>
The artist used triple-frame black-and-white negatives with three exposures through color filters (one red, one blue, and one green) to create photos that could be printed in color…The result is reality dialed up—deep greens, crisp whites, and scene-stealing blues in one close-cropped pastoral scene. The magnetism of the cornflowers and blurred vignette style are almost hallucinogenic in their appeal. Cornflowers in a field of rye isn’t just a visual record of the Russian countryside, but an aesthetic exercise (and achievement) in its own right. Read more on the blog!
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 200
16"x16" | edition of 25
20"x20" | edition of 10