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Sunset

Accession Number
1985/1.125.4

Title
Sunset

Artist(s)
André Kertész

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1917, printed 1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.16 cm x 25.24 cm)

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

Subject matter
This evocative photograph depicts a silhouette of three figures in a canoe paddling across a gently rippling body of water while the sun sets behind them. The reflection of the sun in the water produces a series of horizontal bands of dark and light forms throughout the image; from the dark water in the foreground to the reflected sun at middleground, and again in the opaque form of the distant shoreline bisecting the scene, capped by the white arc of the sun's rays and the dimming sky above. This photograph was included in a portfolio of 15 prints entitled "A Hungarian Memory," which was published by Hyperion Press in 1980.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a silhouette of three figures in a boat paddling across a body of water while the sun sets behind them.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
boats
documentary photography
figures (illustrations)
reflections (perceived properties)
silhouettes
sunset
water (inorganic material)

5 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
André Kertész
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W19 - Dash Moore)

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