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Untitled (Abstrato)

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1951

Artist:

Geraldo de Barros
Brazilian, 1923-1998

About this artwork

Geraldo de Barros pushed photography to its limits. This image’s network of pale lines offers few clues to its real-world subject. Instead it hovers at the very edge of visibility, inviting viewers to contemplate the subtle range of gradations between white and palest gray.

A key figure in Brazilian modern art, Geraldo de Barros worked across the fields of painting, photography, and graphic and industrial design. His approach to photography resonated with a growing abstract art movement in Brazil: he employed multiple exposures, drew and etched on negatives, and reassembled fragments of negatives into new compositions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Geraldo de Barros

Title

Untitled (Abstrato)

Origin

Brazil

Date

Made 1951

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

35 × 27.2 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Elena Urschel and Photography Gala Fund

Reference Number

2017.361

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