SunsetArtist(s)André KertészArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1917, printed 1980Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
7 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.16 cm x 25.24 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. StraussSubject 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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image
for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.
reflections (perceived properties)
water (inorganic material)