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Jeannette Klute

Derivation in Process - Zero Contrast (still life with flowers in vase)

(Rochester, New York, 1918 - 2009)

c.1950

Dye transfer print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mark Reichman

2006.266

More Information

While studying the effects of different variables in printing color photographs, Klute and Dorothea Petersen (the head of Klute’s print lab) discovered that modifying an image’s brightness could create expressive and abstracted, rather than realistic, scenes. They dubbed the resulting prints, which resemble paintings or drawings more than traditional photographs, “derivations.”

Marks

Signed on recto and verso

Keywords
United States
Vase
Still Life
Photography
Flowers
Color