Dec 18, 2013
Jul 15, 2010
Dec 18, 2013

Dancer George Pomiès

Dancer George Pomiès


Maurice Tabard

(French, 1897–1984)

Gelatin silver print, montage

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.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.127



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.

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