Untitled

1930s


Dimensions

Sheet: 23.18 x 18.1 cm (9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.56

Medium or Technique

Photograph, photogram, gelatin silver print with opaque white watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Kepes, a former professor at MIT, explored the boundary between science and art. He captured the visual poetry and transcendental potential that lies within the natural world’s structures, “embracing patterns of order.” His cameraless photographs were made with a variety of experimental techniques. Here, a real leaf was placed on chemically-sensitive paper and exposed to light, leaving its imprint behind. Kepes’ passion for technological discovery later led him to aid in the development of another alternative to film: digital imagery.

Inscription

Verso, stamped in black ink, lower ctr.: Credit / György Kepes.

Provenance

Brent Sikkema/Wooster Gardens, New York; from whom purchased by MFA March 22, 1995.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.