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Two Women, a Large Blind, and Shadows

Two Women, a Large Blind, and Shadows

1977
(Mexican, 1902–2002)
Image: 18.4 x 24.2 cm (7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 25.5 cm (7 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)
© Colette Urbajtel/ Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Manuel Alvarez Bravo encouraged viewers to discover their own meanings in his pictures.

Description

Mexico’s greatest photographer, his career spanning nearly eighty years, Alvarez Bravo was set apart by his unique eye for seamlessly combining artistic influences from inside and outside Mexico into art that transcends culture, time, and place. He was particularly gifted at transforming scenes from daily life—like this vignette depicting two women walking—from an ordinary act into a slightly ominous scene through the juxtaposition of large, ambiguous shadow patterns.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stumberg
    August 6, 1986
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E Hinson. Catalogue of Photography. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996. Reproduced: P. 84
  • The Persistence of Geometry: Form, Content and Culture in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA), Cleveland, OH (June 9-August 20, 2006).
    Stories From Storage. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 7-May 16, 2021).
    MOCA Cleveland (6/9/2006 - 8/20/2006): "The Persistence of Geometry: Form, Content and Culture in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art", no. 114, p. 122.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1985.220.5