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"Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 16, 1996," from Beach Portraits

Color photograph of a light-skinned woman with dark blond hair standing on the beach and wearing a light-colored floral bikini, looking directly at the viewer.

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  • Color photograph of a light-skinned woman with dark blond hair standing on the beach and wearing a light-colored floral bikini, looking directly at the viewer.

Date:

1996

Artist:

Rineke Dijkstra
Dutch, born 1959

About this artwork

Rineke Dijkstra’s images of adolescent bathers, photographed on beaches in the United States and Eastern Europe since 1992, have established the artist as an important figure in contemporary art and one of the most visible and highly regarded Dutch artists of her generation. Dijkstra’s portraits of children and adolescents—alone and in small groups—are characterized by a remarkable formal classicism, psychological depth, and conceptual rigor. In many respects, the artist’s cool detachment and clinical attention to detail can be understood in documentary terms. Taken as a whole, Dijkstra’s project might be understood as a quasi-scientific, cross-cultural, sociological study of human behavior in front of a camera.

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Artist

Rineke Dijkstra

Title

"Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 16, 1996," from Beach Portraits

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1992–1998

Medium

Chromogenic print; from an edition of six with two artist's proofs

Dimensions

167 × 140 cm (65 3/4 × 55 in.), framed

Credit Line

Gift of LaSalle Bank

Reference Number

2003.89.15

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