Dancer George Pomiès

1929
(French, 1897–1984)
Image: 23.7 x 17.5 cm (9 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Mounted: 31.2 x 23.7 cm (12 5/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
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Tabard combineS dramatic shadows and multiple shots to simultaneously present the dancers’ physical expressiveness and provide insight into their inner life as they dance. Modern dance, a flourishing, influential art form in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, attracted numerous avant-garde photographers who took advantage of the new, smaller, more mobile 35 mm cameras and faster film speeds to try to evoke a sense of the performance.
Dancer George Pomiès

Dancer George Pomiès

1929

Maurice Tabard

(French, 1897–1984)
France, 20th century

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