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Photogram by Curtis Moffat, battery, wire, and bulb

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Materials and techniques
Brief description
Photogram by Curtis Moffat, battery, wire, and bulb
  • Height: 375mm
  • Width: 304mm
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Given by Penelope Smail
Object history
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.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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