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Untitled, from the series "Sur la Route: Huit Photographies Prises Entre Paris et Marseille ou Entre Paris et Biarritz"

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1930

Artist:

Germaine Krull
French, 1897–1985

About this artwork

Germaine Krull was one of the preeminent press photographers in Paris between 1928 and 1937, publishing more than a dozen books and serving as one of Vu magazine’s most consistent contributors. Among her many publications were travel guides, which capitalized on her interest in photographic narrative and the rolling landscape of the road. She acquired her first car in 1929 and after that was rarely found in the city. Entranced by the freedom, speed, and mechanical form of the car, Krull would often lean out of the vehicle with her handheld camera and shoot spontaneous (sometimes blurred) photographs of the French countryside as she sped by. These pictures were likely made during a trip for either the travel book La Route: Paris et Biarritz (Krull’s publisher did the driving on this trip) or La Route de Paris à la Mediterranée, to which André Kertész also contributed photographs.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Germaine Krull

Title

Untitled, from the series "Sur la Route: Huit Photographies Prises Entre Paris et Marseille ou Entre Paris et Biarritz"

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1930

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; verso unchecked

Dimensions

Image/paper: 14.1 × 21.2 cm (5 9/16 × 8 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2002.63.3

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