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A Study on Objectivity of Art Photography - From Post Expressionism and Modern Photography -

조영준 1

1소속대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the value and present effectiveness of objectivity on art photography focusing on Post Expressionism and modern photography. The objectivity on art photography has been the essential value itself ever since photography was invented. The aesthetics of photography was achieved through object selection in the beginning. The representation of an object is definitely a unique and core part of photography which no other art can have, although modern photography was positioned as a new level of an art form in a mixture with different diverse media. Even in this digital age when many people use a digital camera and take a picture, the purpose of digital photography is still to reveal the fundamental features and social characteristics of an object. Historically, important discussions on objectivity of art photography were appeared in post-1920’s German Post Expressionism paintings. Post Expressionism paintings expressed the outside world in a subjective art form based on concrete concepts and instinctive interpretations and led German photographers to New Objectivity. Modern American Photography also continued to consider the photographic representation of an object as one of the most critical characteristics of photography. The aesthetic of New Objectivity plays a very important role in modern art photography. The theme of photography can be changed depending on an object and concept, but the direct impression from an object and extreme reality of photography go beyond existence itself and provide artistic uniqueness. Therefore, the New Objectivity which provides the possibility of diverse interpretations of the real universe shows the magic of existence. Especially in this digital age which creates virtual worlds like the Internet, the artistic uniqueness of photography will become stronger as an art form itself and a media form recording our continuously changing world.

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