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Embrasure II

A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

Date:

1987

Artist:

Georges Rousse
French, born 1947

About this artwork

Georges Rousse is drawn to dilapidated buildings, often making paintings in the spaces and presenting them as single-perspective installations, as well as photographing them as trompe l’oeil compositions. In his photographs, he manipulates his monocular camera to cause painted planes to converge, creating intricate geometric forms. The French word in the title of this photograph translates to “recess” or “opening” and also refers more specifically to a splayed opening in a wall; in the military, embrasures serve to position weaponry for fortification. Playing with perspective in this image of a long hallway, Rousse fulfills both meanings, making it appear as if an opening in a wall were narrowing to a smaller aperture.

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Artist

Georges Rousse

Title

Embrasure II

Origin

France

Date

Made 1987

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print

Dimensions

156.7 × 123 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.595

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