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Image: 27.4 x 21.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Paper: 42.5 x 36 cm (16 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 2018.212.6
Laure Albin Guillot was one of the first artists in France to explore the decorative use of photography by blending art and science. Married to a specialist in microscopy, she began making photographs based on her husband's slides seen through the microscope. She published twenty of these abstract images as this artist’s book and later used related images on wallpaper, silk, and book bindings intended for luxurious interiors. These seemingly abstract designs are greatly magnified images of natural specimens, including cross-sections of rhinoceros’s horn.
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