Like a couple of highbrow chameleons, painting and photography have nearly morphed into mirror images of each other. As photography first proliferated in the mid-19th century, the camera exerted a strong influence on the avant-garde painting of the day (Degas' composition and Manet's lighting, for example). Today, as digital technology gets more affordable, contemporary artists -- particularly painters -- find it creeping into their work with greater frequency. As a result, the line demarcating painting and photography has become increasingly blurred -- and, in some instances, the two are... More >>>