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Bird in Flight - Homage to Brancusi

Lotte Jacobi

(Thorn, Germany, 1896 - 1990, Concord, New Hampshire)

1946-1955 (printed 1981)

Palladium print

9 1/4 in. x 7 in. (23.5 cm x 17.78 cm)

Gift of the Stephen White Gallery of Photography, Inc.

1988.10 j

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Though best known for her portraits of famous people, Jacobi also experimented with abstraction in her “photogenics.” She described making these photograms (photographs made without a camera) as drawing on photo-sensitized paper by moving the light source. While photography is most often used to document the external world, Jacobi’s abstractions are a vehicle for imagination.

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signed in pencil LR "Lotte Jacobi"

Keywords
Birds
Black and White
Minimalism
Photography