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Untitled (Nude Woman)

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    1996 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sorrenti, Mario, born 1971 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type colour print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the photographer

  • Museum number:

    E.410-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Colour photograph of a nude woman, standing on her left leg and leaning on a red chair with her left arm extended across her body. Her gaze looks over her right shoulder, and the photograph has a blue tint.

Date

1996 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Sorrenti, Mario, born 1971 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type colour print

Marks and inscriptions

Signed in black ink on verso: 'Mario Sorrenti '96'

Dimensions

Length: 32.7 cm sheet, Width: 26 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by Mario Sorrenti, 'Untitled (Nude Woman)', C-type print, 1996

Labels and date

Gallery 100, 2016-17:

Mario Sorrenti (born 1971)
Untitled
1996

In the 1990s, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti experimented with creating colour images he described as ‘dark, painterly and rich’. In this timeless study, the model turns away from the camera and appears lost in her thoughts. The careful lighting creates a range of blue tones across her skin.

C-type print
Given by the artist
Museum no. E.410-1997 []
From V&A display post-2000:
"I think that the style in which you take a photograph has to speak the same language as what you photograph. It's got to clarify the meaning, it's got to help the emotion or feeling of the subject. In colour photography, you have a whole spectrum of emotions - coded with colour- and there's so much to work with"

Mario Sorrenti, Photographer, 2000 [post 2000]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Chromogenic process

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Fashion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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