Catherine Wagner's A Narrative History of the Light Bulb

Catherine Wagner's A Narrative History of the Light Bulb

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Regina Yunghans
Sep 29, 2010

With an interest in light, artist Catherine Wagner looked at one of its modern sources — the light bulb — in her photographic series entitled A Narrative History of the Light Bulb. The still life photographs feature old bulbs arranged in series:

The photographs satiate some of our own desire to see beautiful light bulbs of years gone by without actually screwing them into a socket at home (they're not as efficient as the less pretty ones we use today!). The photography is also great inspiration for collections &mdasgh; be it of photos in series or of the objects themselves, laid out like specimens grouped by color or vintage.

Take a look at more from this series and others at CatherineWagner.org. Prints of the light bulb photographs are available at Gallery Luisotti, contact gallery for price.

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