Jan 3, 2014
Jan 3, 2014

Nude

Nude

c. 1931-1933

Brassaï

(French, 1899-1984)

Gelatin silver print, solarized

Image: 23.3 x 17.6 cm (9 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Gift of David Raymond 2008.174

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Solarization, used here by Brassaï, is a partial reversal of tones in an image caused by re-exposing a negative or positive to light during the development process. Like many of the techniques explored by Surrealist photographers, it distances the photograph from the factual recording of reality. Originally discovered in 1862 by Armand Sabattier, it was rediscovered around 1930 by Lee Miller and Man Ray.

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Credit line: 
Gift of David Raymond

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