Sunday, November 22, 2020

25 Gorgeous Color Photos Taken by Alfonse Van Besten in the 1910s



 Belgian painter Alfonse Van Besten (1865-1926) embraced technology, utilizing innovative color processes to transfer black and white photographs into vivid, at times lurid Autochromes. The tableaux of his Autochromes (a technology patented by the Lumi√®re brothers in 1903 and the first color photographic process developed on an industrial scale) are often bucolic and romantic.


Here is a dreamy Autochrome photo collection that he shot from 1910 to 1915.



Farmers on cart, ca. 1912



Ancient times, ca. 1912



Children at play, ca. 1912



Civic and military garb, ca. 1911



Dahlias, ca. 1913



Garden view, ca. 1914



Grecian times, 1912



Groupe antique composition, ca. 1912



Innocence, ca. 1912



Mime in love, ca.1912



Mime in love, ca.1912



Modesty, 1912



Musing (Mrs. A. Van Besten), ca. 1910



Nero playing the harp, 1912



Pink and green wigs, ca. 1912



Shepherd’s boy, ca.1913



Still life with brown fruit, ca.1913



Symphony in white, 1912



Two girls picking cornflowers, ca. 1912



Van Besten painting in his garden



Washing and bleaching



Windmill at twilight, ca.1913



Winter at Brugge unloading barge, ca. 1912



Winter scene in park, ca. 1912



Young girl amidst marguerites, ca. 1912






(Photos by Alfonse Van Besten)








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