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Four Nudes in the City

Accession Number
2008/2.198.1

Title
Four Nudes in the City

Artist(s)
Lucien Clergue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1983, printed 2006

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 16 in (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel

Label copy
Recent Acquisitions: Curators Choice Part I, November 12, 2011-March 18, 2012
Lucien Clergue
France, born 1934
Four Nudes in the City
1983
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel, 2008/2.198.1

Subject matter
Clergue began working with nude figures in 1956. He began periodically photographing in the United States after 1961, producing many nudes in New York, including his Zebra Nudes series. His nude figures remain anonymous as he explores themes of life, sexuality, and the universality of the human form. In this photograph, four nudes lie prone, their curvilinear forms repeating into the background. 

Physical Description
This photograph shows four nude figures lying prone, their forms repeating in a diagonal across the frame.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
daylighting
nudes (representations)
repetition (artistic concept)
shadows

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