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Photograph - Abstraction, Porch Shadows, Twin Lakes, Connecticut
  • Abstraction, Porch Shadows, Twin Lakes, Connecticut
    Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976
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Abstraction, Porch Shadows, Twin Lakes, Connecticut

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    USA (printed in either New York or Switzerland, published)
    Connecticut (photographed)

  • Date:

    1916 (photographed)
    1983 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976 (photographer)
    Goodman, Jon, born 1953 (printer)
    Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-pulled dust grain photogravure made by the Talbot-Klic photogravure process printed onto Lana Gravure paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1962-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 998, box G

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting shadows being cast through slatted porch railings onto what appears to be a garden table turned onto its side.

Place of Origin

USA (printed in either New York or Switzerland, published)
Connecticut (photographed)

Date

1916 (photographed)
1983 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976 (photographer)
Goodman, Jon, born 1953 (printer)
Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-pulled dust grain photogravure made by the Talbot-Klic photogravure process printed onto Lana Gravure paper

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm, Width: 20.4 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Paul Strand, 'Abstraction, Porch Shadows, Twin Lakes, Connecticut', from the portfolio 'Paul Strand the Formative Years, 1914-1917', a portfolio of ten hand-pulled dust grain photogravures printed by Jon Goodman, published by the Silver Mountain Foundation with an introduction by Ben Lifson, USA, 1983, photographed 1916

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Labels and date

20th century gallery label:
E.1962-1990
Abstraction, porch shadows (Paul Strand)

Strand pointed his camera downward in this photograph to emphasise the curves and rectangles of the subject. This allows the viewer to observe the integration of solid structures and space. Experiments with abstract form in photography like this, especially in Germany and America, introduced a new way of seeing during the first part of the 20th century []

Production Note

The film positives were made from enlarged internegatives made by Paul Strand between 1916 and 1917 from his original negatives of 1914-16. The plates were made by Jon Goodman and printed under his supervision at Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint-Preux, Switzerland and at the Photogravure workshop, Millerton, New York, on Lana Gravure paper from the Papeteries de Lana, Docelles, France.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Talbot-Klic

Subjects depicted

Shadows

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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