The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 24, 2024

Mock LIFE Magazine Cover with Self-Portrait Holding Shutter Release

Mock LIFE Magazine Cover with Self-Portrait Holding Shutter Release

1945
Location: not on view

Description

Living in New York provoked a stylistic shift in Ilse Bing’s work. The city’s “clear and differentiating light, which [made her] see things in sharp detail,” inspired brighter and larger prints. Her compositions separated the forms from each other. Bing attributed these changes to a sense of isolation, which is mirrored in these self-portraits. Living in New York, she said, was like being “in a vacuum . . . looking out on the world as if from inside a space capsule.”
  • Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, Scarsdale, NY
    December 2, 2019
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 7-October 11, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=Mock LIFE Magazine Cover with Self-Portrait Holding Shutter Release|url=false|author=Ilse Bing|year=1945|access-date=24 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2019.273