Gelatin silver print, montage
Image: 23.3 x 17.5 cm (9 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Paper: 24.2 x 18 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 2007.47
The intimate portrait of the woman in her lingerie superimposed over an apartment building courtyard strung with laundry suggests that behind closed doors, romance can exist amid the drudgery of everyday life. Hajek-Halke’s composite images, made by sandwiching together multiple negatives, illustrated ads and stories in popular magazines, but also appeared in art magazines. Possibly aimed at women, this image of a passive female presenting herself for viewing nonetheless suggests the power and dominance of the male gaze.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.