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Photograph - Kaleidoscope
  • Kaleidoscope
    Weegee, Arthur Fellig, born 1899 - died 1968
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Kaleidoscope

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    1940s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weegee, Arthur Fellig, born 1899 - died 1968 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.409-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1007

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a circular, kaleidoscopic pattern formed by a woman's figure.

Date

1940s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Weegee, Arthur Fellig, born 1899 - died 1968 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Length: 32.7 cm sheet, Width: 26 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Weegee, 'Kaleidoscope', gelatin silver print, 1950s.

Labels and date

Gallery 100, 2016-17:

Weegee (1899–1968)
‘Kaleidoscope’
1940–50

In the later years of his career, the photographer Weegee experimented with distorting images using prisms. In this example, he used a prism to transform a profile of
a female nude into an elaborate, kaleidoscopic pattern of breasts, legs and hands.

Gelatin silver print
Museum no. Ph.409-1980 [March 2016]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Abstraction

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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