Gelatin silver print
Image: 47.5 x 40.4 cm (18 11/16 x 15 7/8 in.); Paper: 50.4 x 40.4 cm (19 13/16 x 15 7/8 in.)
Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2014.526
© Estate of Ilse Bing
In 1950 Ilse Bing started using a Rolleiflex, a twin lens, medium-format camera. She felt that its larger negatives allowed her to make bigger prints and offered “greater depth of field and clearer details than ever before with the Leica.” This elegant still life glories in its presentation of the objects’ textures, especially the smooth, translucent skins of the grapes contrasted with the matte paper bag.
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