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  • Object:


  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Belin, Valérie, born 1964 (artist)

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR32

Belin is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. She is primarily a photographer, but has also worked with video and live performance. Belin’s early work was inspired by photography as a medium, leading her to explore its aesthetic potential, such as with this series, which explores the luminous spectrum of silver objects. Belin’s more recent work has embraced new technology, blurring the lines between illusion and reality whilst experimenting with different processes and techniques. In her 'Silver' series, the objects themselves serve as a luminous spectrum, capturing and representing light reflected from their surface.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a round silver teapot. Light reflected on the surface has created abstract shapes and patterns, which gives a lumionous glow to the teapot.


1994 (made)


Belin, Valérie, born 1964 (artist)


Height: 8 cm, Width: 11.7 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Valérie Belin, 'Untitled' from the 'Silver' series, 1994


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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