Vergittert

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

c. 1927

Artist:

Franz Roh
German, 1890–1965

About this artwork

Franz Roh, an art historian, likely took up photography after encountering the ideas of László Moholy-Nagy, and he soon became an influential advocate for experimental camera work in his own right. His fascination with negative prints and the practice of rounding the corners of his pictures recalls photographic work of the mid-1800s, which Roh collected as study material. Although he wrote and lectured on photography, and even founded a (short-lived) series of monographs on photographers, Roh rarely publicized his own work, which letters to friends indicate he viewed as a creative amusement./

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Photography

Artist

Franz Roh

Title

Vergittert

Origin

Germany

Date

1922–1932

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; verso unchecked

Dimensions

19.3 × 15.6 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Leigh B. Block

Reference Number

1982.1411

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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