Example 54: Photograph, gelatin silver print

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • photographs • American art
*Work Type [link]: • gelatin silver print
*Title: Chez Mondrian Title Type: artist
Title: Interior View of a Room and an Open Door Title Type: descriptive
*Creator Display: André Kertész (Hungarian, 1894-1985, active in USA)
*Role [link]: photographer [link]: Kertész, André
*Creation Date: 1926 [controlled]: Earliest: 1926 • Latest: 1926
*Subject [links]: • interior view • apartment • door • staircase • flower • hallway • light • vase • Piet Mondrian (Dutch painter, 1872-1944)
Style: Surrealist
*Current Location [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, USA) • ID: 86.XM.706.10
*Measurements: 10.9 x 7.9 cm (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 10.9 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 7.9 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: gelatin silver print
[links]: • gelatin silver print
Inscriptions: signed, lower left: AKertész; lower right: Paris
Description: Characteristic of Kertész’ work as a “Naturalist-Surrealist,” this work combines prosaic observations of life combined with surrealistic perspective. The artist said of this photograph: “The door to [Mondrian’s] staircase was always shut, but as I opened it in my mind’s eye the two sights Earliested to present themselves as two halves of an interesting image that I thought should be unified.”
Description Source [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum online. www.getty.edu Page: accessed 2 December 2006)

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