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Tisza-Szalka

Accession Number
1985/1.125.2

Title
Tisza-Szalka

Artist(s)
André Kertész

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1924; printed 1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 1/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.48 cm x 25.24 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss

Subject matter
Taken in the Hungarian village of Tiszaszalka, this photograph depicts an elderly woman sitting on a bench outside of a house feeding a flock of white ducks from the contents of a large bowl in her lap. This timeless subject matter is lent a modern, graphic punch from the striking horizontal bands of paint on the edifice of the building behind the woman, and the decorative pattern of the shadows cast by the leaves of a tree whose trunk frames the left hand side of the image. This photograph was included in a portfolio of 15 prints entitled "A Hungarian Memory," which was published by Hyperion Press in 1980.

Physical Description
Photograph of a woman sitting outside a house with a bowl in her lap and ducks at her feet. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
cast shadows
documentary photography
ducks (birds)
feeding
groups of animals
rural life
villages
women (female humans)

6 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
André Kertész
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W20 - Dash Moore)

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