Nov 12, 2013
Jun 29, 2010
Nov 12, 2013

Nude, Vasterival, Normandy

Nude, Vasterival, Normandy


Bill Brandt

(British, 1904–1983)

Gelatin silver print with hand-applied manipulation,

Image: 23 x 19.6 cm (9 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.); Paper: 23.7 x 20.2 cm (9 5/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.36



The distorted, dream-like reality here is in part due to the framing, the wide angle, and deep focus of the camera used by Brandt, which was originally designed to photograph crime scenes. Taken two decades after his photograph of the Barcelona beggar in the exhibition’s City section, this image belongs to a series of female nudes shot on the beaches of the English Channel.

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