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Eshkolit (Grapefruit)

Photograph
2011 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph depicting a tree against a dark background. The tree bears yellow fruits (grapefruits) and lush green leaves.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
c-type print
Brief Description
Photograph, 'Eshkolit (Grapefruit)', c-type print, by Tal Shochat, Israel, 2011
Physical Description
Photograph depicting a tree against a dark background. The tree bears yellow fruits (grapefruits) and lush green leaves.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 75cm
  • Image width: 70cm
  • Frame height: 94cm
  • Frame width: 89cm
  • Framed height: 940mm
  • Framed width: 890mm
  • Framed depth: 50mm
Copy Number
Edition 3 of 6
Gallery Label
Shochat applies the conventions of studio portraiture to photographing trees. The first stage in her meticulous process is to identify the perfect specimen of a particular type of tree. When the fruit is at the height of maturity, she cleans the dust off the branches, leaves and fruit. Finally, Shochat photographs the tree, artificially lit and isolated against a black cloth background. The photographs present a view of nature that would never actually exist in a natural environment. The work highlights the tensions in photography between reality and artifice. (Marta Weiss)(September 2012)
Credit line
Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography at the V&A and the British Museum
Subject depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Light from the Middle East: New Photography
Collection
Accession Number
E.1128-2012

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record createdOctober 23, 2012
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