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Photograph

Photograph

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moffat, Curtis, born 1887 - died 1949 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Penelope Smail

  • Museum number:

    E.2559-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case BLCG, shelf C

Artist/maker

Moffat, Curtis, born 1887 - died 1949 (photographer)

Dimensions

Height: 375 mm, Width: 304 mm

Object history note

In Paris during the 1920s, Moffat collaborated with Man Ray, one of several avant-garde artists to revive the photogram, which was originally used at the invention of photography in the 1830s. Man Ray called his photograms 'Rayographs.'

Moffat's photograms are among the earliest examples of the 20th-century interest in camera-less, abstract photography.

Descriptive line

Photogram by Curtis Moffat, battery, wire, and bulb

Materials

Silver; Photographic gelatin; Photographic paper

Techniques

Photogram

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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