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East Sussex Coast

Accession Number
1985/1.192

Title
East Sussex Coast

Artist(s)
Bill Brandt

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1953

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
15 15/16 in x 11 15/16 in (40.48 cm x 30.32 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 45.88 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This image is part of a body of work in which Brandt explored nude forms. Brandt is perhaps most known for these series, published in Perspective of Nudes (1961) and Bill Brandt: Nudes 1945-1980 (1980). In these publications, he collected and carefully arranged images from previous decades in which he photographed abstracted nudes from unexpected angles, elongating and distorting parts of the female form. Brandt did his own cropping, printing, and retouching, further altering and dramatizing the unique perspectives. For these series, he used both a conventional camera and a wide-angle fixed-focus Kodak.

Physical Description
A photograph of a nude woman on the rocky East Sussex coast. The perspective of the image creates a strange elongation, abstracting the female form.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
bodies of water (natural)
modern and contemporary art
mountains
nudes
nudes (representations)
reclining
rock (inorganic material)
shores
shores (landforms)
water

3 Related Resources

Exploring Gender and Sexuality
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Surreal Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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