Bastienne, from "The Silver Edition, Volume I"Artist(s)Ralph GibsonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1987Medium & Supportphotograph on fiber paperDimensions
19 1/16 in x 13 in (48.5 cm x 33 cm)Credit LineGift of Selma and Gerry LotenbergSubject matter
This is the cover photograph for Ralph Gibson's book, "Infanta", (1995) that presented a group of his photographic studies of women. His abstraction of facial features against a blank black background reveals his formalist, yet sensual approach. "When I make a photograph, I move in closer and I take things away, and I take things away, until I get everything out the frame except what I want. Therefore my process is considered subtractive." [www.bermangraphics.com/press/ralphgibson.htm]Physical Description
This black and white photograph shows a portion of a woman's face against a solid black background. It is a close-up view of her right cheek, eye and eyebrow. She is gazing downward so the lashes and lid partially cover her eye.Primary Object Classification Photograph Primary Object Typeblack and white printCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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