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Landscape, Basilicata, Italy

Photograph
1975 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Franco Fontana (born Modena, 1933) is one of the most prolific Italian photographers of his generation. Beginning his work with landscapes in the 1960s and 1970s, he worked toward an increasingly abstract style, concentrating on the colour patchwork and patterning of the land. He has since worked extensively in many other photographic genres, such as nudes, fashion and design. However, this early work is a good example of the genre that he pioneered.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleLandscape (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
C-type print mounted on aluminium
Brief Description
Colour photograph of a landscape with yellow and green fields, Franco Fontana, Italy, 1975.
Physical Description
Colour photograph of an abstract landscape with yellow and green field converging and a blue sky, taken 1975, printed later.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 34.5cm
  • Image length: 52cm
  • Sheet height: 40cm
  • Sheet length: 57cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Franco Fontana '75' (Signed lower right front.)
  • 'Landscape' (Titled on left.)
  • Fontana stamp, hand-written title, 'Print in Kodak Professional' and signed (Label on verso.)
Credit line
Given by Franco Fontana
Summary
Franco Fontana (born Modena, 1933) is one of the most prolific Italian photographers of his generation. Beginning his work with landscapes in the 1960s and 1970s, he worked toward an increasingly abstract style, concentrating on the colour patchwork and patterning of the land. He has since worked extensively in many other photographic genres, such as nudes, fashion and design. However, this early work is a good example of the genre that he pioneered.
Collection
Accession Number
E.814-2002

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