Nov 21, 2019

Cheval de Marly, Paris

Cheval de Marly, Paris

1934, printed 1988

Ilse Bing

(American, 1899-1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 26.1 x 34 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.4 cm (10 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2020.295

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Ilse Bing used a technique called solarization to produce dreamlike, supernatural scenes.

Description

Bing employed it for night views of Paris to impart what she described as “a surrealistic atmosphere.” The technique involves briefly re-exposing a partially developed negative or print to light, which caused positive and negative values to reverse in some, but not all, areas of the image. This sculpture, Mercury Mounted on Pegasus, 1702, stands in the Tuileries Garden in the center of Paris.

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