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Jean Arp, 1949

Accession Number
1989/2.18

Title
Jean Arp, 1949

Artist(s)
Arnold Newman

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1949

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
16 15/16 in. x 14 in. ( 43 cm x 35.5 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Photographic portrait of artist Jean Arp in extreme close-up exhibiting Newman’s signature style of incorporating undulating curves and smooth surfaces. Cropped to show only Arp’s his right eye, cheek, forehead, hand and a bit of his shirt cuff with a curving unidentifiable vertical form obscuring the sitter’s face, Newman infuses the photograph with modernist sensibility and abstract harmony.

Physical Description
Portrait of a man with his head resting on his hand showing only his right eye, cheek, forehead, hand and a bit of his shirt cuff with a curving unidentifiable vertical form to the right obscuring the sitter’s face.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
portrait

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Portraits
artists
artists (visual artists)
eyes (animal components)
face
faces (animal components)
hand
hands (animal components)
modern and contemporary art
portraits
sculpture
sculpture (visual works)

2 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Photographic Portraiture 1949-1969
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)

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