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Agave Design 1

Accession Number
1976/2.11

Title
Agave Design 1

Artist(s)
Imogen Cunningham

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1920, printed later

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
13 11/16 in x 10 5/8 in (34.7 cm x 27 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);20 7/16 in x 15 1/16 in (51.9 cm x 38.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Imogen Cunningham began photographing at age 18 after seeing Gertrude Käsebier’s work. Throughout her career, she photographed a diverse range of subjects, including nudes, botanical photographs, street photography, and freelance work for Vanity Fair. Around 1920, Cunningham relocated to San Francisco and began working on her botanical photographs, focusing on producing studies of the magnolia between 1923 and 1925.

Physical Description
A photograph of an agave plant. The plant is framed so that its straight leaves align with the architectural features of the background.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Agave (genus)
abstraction
agave
cast shadows
chiaroscuro
geometric abstraction
modern and contemporary art
still lifes

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