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12.26.2014

The Eye Has to Travel

[Click for full view. Colossal Statue of the Gautama, 1855, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.]

If you're spending the holidays in the D.C. area, there is still time for a virtual journey to other corners of the globe via Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860, on viw at the NGA. The exhibition is actually a joint effort between The Met, the V & A and the NGA, and it's is headed to NYC in February.

An unlikely artist, Tripe, a British military officer, recorded stunning vistas and ancient archeological sites providing Victorians a window to a world they'd not previously seen. Fittingly, the new show, which by the way is the first large-scale traveling exhibition of Tripe's work, will journey on to London, nicely timed to open at the V & A before The Fabric of India. For armchair travelers, there's a catalogue, too.

2 comments:

Richard Thomas said...

Great travel inspiration!
like this one http://www.pinterest.com/brabbu/world-traveller/

I'll just pack my things now! :)

Cattail Chronicles said...

So glad that you posted this information on this fabulous exhibit. We trekked into Washington today, just to see it and we weren't disappointed. A great exhibit of photographs taken by a remarkable man.