Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

Woman with a Comb

Woman with a Comb

c. 1930

Franz Roh

(German, 1890-1965)

Gelatin silver print from an internegative

Image: 23.6 x 18.6 cm (9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.); Paper: 25.6 x 19.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.112



An art historian and critic, Roh authored an influential early publication promoting new German photography, Foto-auge (Photo eye), which included this image. A number of modernists, including Roh, sometimes produced work tinged with Surrealism’s love of the odd and uncanny. Roh created the negative effect in Woman with a Comb by exposing a new frame of film to the original negative. This created a positive internegative that when printed, yielded a negative image.

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