The invention of photography in 1839 was both fascinating and horrifying to artists. While portraitists had good reason to fear a drastic shrink in their market, others soon discovered the multiple possibilities of the new medium. They used it to disseminate their works in cheap reproductions and also to find out about international trends in art. Read more.
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