Two Women, a Large Blind, and Shadows

Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Two Women, a Large Blind, and Shadows

1977

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo

(Mexican, 1902-2002)

publisher

Acorn Editions Limited

Gelatin silver print

Image: 18.4 x 24.2 cm (7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 25.5 cm (7 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stumberg 1985.220.5

Impression: 13

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo encouraged viewers to discover their own meanings in his pictures.

Description

Mexico’s greatest photographer, his career spanning nearly eighty years, Alvarez Bravo was set apart by his unique eye for seamlessly combining artistic influences from inside and outside Mexico into art that transcends culture, time, and place. He was particularly gifted at transforming scenes from daily life—like this vignette depicting two women walking—from an ordinary act into a slightly ominous scene through the juxtaposition of large, ambiguous shadow patterns.

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Collection: 
PH - Mexican
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Portfolio

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