Modernist Photography-Surreal Female Nude By Andre Kertesz
We just acquired a collection of surreal female nude photographs by the famed modernist photographer Andre Kertesz (Hungary/Paris/New ...
more We just acquired a collection of surreal female nude photographs by the famed modernist photographer Andre Kertesz (Hungary/Paris/New York 1894-1985). He is known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism. These distorted images represent some of the best in vintage modernist photography! Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" (sheet); the actual photos vary in size. Most of these distorted photographs were taken in the second quarter of the 20th century. The bulk of the original glass plate negatives were thought to be lost, having suffered severe oxidation. Fortunately, with technology available in the 1970's technicians were able to restore them. The images that we are offering were printed c. 1976.
An important influence on photography both as journalism and as art, André Kertész is known for the visual lyricism and humanism that characterized his practice. A Hungarian-born Frenchman, Kertész moved to New York in 1936, having spent 1925-1936 in Paris at the centre of the émigré art world, where he photographed fellow artists such as Brassaï, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, and Constantin Brancusi. It was not until 1964 that his work gained recognition in the U.S., when he was given a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art. Today he is best known for his series of Polaroid studies of Washington Square Park, as well as his distorted nudes of the 1930s, which take the radical angles and manipulation of light and shadow of his street scenes and apply them to the human body to obtain a similar de-familiarizing effect. “The moment always dictates in my work,” Kertész once said. “Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see ... I see a situation and I know that it's right.” less
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