Tisza-SzalkaArtist(s)André KertészArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1924; printed 1980Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
8 1/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.48 cm x 25.24 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. StraussSubject 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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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groups of animals
women (female humans)