Ranunculus, (Grande renoncule blanche)
© Denis Brihat , 1994
Poppies, (Coquelicot)
© Denis Brihat , 1999
Grasses at the Castle of Villandry, (Herbes à Villandry)
© Denis Brihat , 2002
Grasses at the Castle of Villandry, (Poireaux à Villandry)
© Denis Brihat , 2002
Poppy, (Coquelicot)
1999
Grasses, (Herbes)
© Denis Brihat , 1977
Tuya
© Denis Brihat , 1985
Round Poppy, (Pavot)
© Denis Brihat , 2000
Meadow, (Le pré de Salers)
© Denis Brihat , 1997
Forest, (Foret)
© Denis Brihat , 1991
Poppy, (Coquelicot)
1999
Poppy, (Coquelicot)
© Denis Brihat , 1999
Dans le Marais Poitevin
© Denis Brihat , 1991
Orchid Branch, (Orchidée blanche)
© Denis Brihat , 2001
Heart of Amaryllis, (Cœur d'amaryllis)
© Denis Brihat , 2003
Cherry Tree in Autumn, (Cerisier en automne)
© Denis Brihat , 1992
Pine Tree Forest, (Meleze)
© Denis Brihat , 1992
Black Gardenia, (Gardenia Noir)
2001
Slice of Kiwi, (Coupe de kiwi)
© Denis Brihat , 1990
Pine Tree in Spain, (Pin d'espagne)
© Denis Brihat , 1989
Black Gardenia, (Gardenia Noir)
© Denis Brihat , 1997
Orchid, (Orchidée)
© Denis Brihat , 1987
Cherry Tree in Bloom, (Cerisier en fleurs)
© Denis Brihat
Cherry Tree in Bloom, (Cerisier en fleurs)
© Denis Brihat , 1989
Branch of Hawthorn, (Branche d'aubépine)
© Denis Brihat , 1979

‘Denis Brihat: Life Into Poetry, Silver Into Gold’

11/1 to 12/22/2007
 

Candace Dwan Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of celebrated French photographer Denis Brihat, on view from November 1 through December 22, 2007. This exhibition will include a selection of extraordinary photographs from 1977 to 2003.

Denis Brihat has long been famous for his intense and sensitive examination of nature, his mixture of lyricism and rigor, implication and application. Brihat began his photographic work with traditional silver gelatin methods but, in 1968, wishing to approach the problem of color and materials as well as the image, he began to explore old photographic processes: toning, exploring different temperatures and concentrations, “sulphurations” and oxidations to achieve expressive colors, and a unique procedure of chemical engraving of the gelatin surface. The color in Brihat’s toned prints is mineral, made of the salts of silver, gold, sodium, iron, and uranium among others, and is achieved solely through classical darkroom processes of light and chemistry.

The resulting prints are sumptuous, of remarkable richness, refinement and beauty. The artist is considered a master without equal of these rare printing techniques. But, for Brihat the sole importance of this superb craft is to express his contemplative poetic vision and profound emotional connection to the natural world. The zen-like purity of focus, sense of delicacy and the sublime, resonates throughout the work and harkens to the heart and the contemplative mind.

artists in exhibition
 
 

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