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Woman Sheet

Woman Sheet

1983

Jerry N. Uelsmann

(American, 1934–2022)

Gelatin silver print

Framed: 53.3 x 42.5 cm (21 x 16 3/4 in.)

Gift of Evan Mirapaul 2021.198

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American photographer Jerry Uelsmann created utterly convincing photomontages before the advent of Photoshop by printing from multiple negatives in the darkroom.“The painter does not begin with a fully-conceived canvas, the sculptor with a fully-conceived piece,” said Uelsmann. “As far as I’m concerned the darkroom is truly capable of being a visual research laboratory, a place for discovery, observation and meditation.” The shrouded female body evokes surrealist images from the 1930s as well as the draperies of ancient Greek Tanagra figurines.

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Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
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Gift of Evan Mirapaul

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