Dec 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2010
Dec 30, 2013

Nude in Light

Nude in Light


Franz Roh

(German, 1890–1965)

Gelatin silver print, montage

Image: 14.5 x 21.2 cm (5 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.111



An example of montage, this image was produced by stacking several negatives together and printing through the sandwich. Roh experimented freely with different techniques to obtain the widest range of psychological expression. He described the technique of photomontage: "from simple fragments of reality, a more complex unit is piled up." This process, he believed, was "based on a deep need of human imagination."

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