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Autoportrait au Filet Rouge

Accession Number
2002/1.226

Title
Autoportrait au Filet Rouge

Artist(s)
Lucien Clergue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1988; printed 1989

Medium & Support
cibachrome print on paper

Dimensions
21 15/16 in x 28 1/16 in (55.72 cm x 71.28 cm);21 15/16 in x 28 1/16 in (55.72 cm x 71.28 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
Clergue first began to experiment with color photography in 1975. This image, a "self-portrait," offers a very abstract field of reflected light. The center of the composition appears as if it may contain Clergue's obscured figure surrounded by the red line referenced in the title. 

Physical Description
An abstracted color photograph of reflected lights against a black surface. Griege-green fields of color appear at the bottom, moving up toward the center of the composition. A red line in the center of the composition frames a possible figure outlined in white light.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Abstract (fine arts style)
Figures
artificial light
color photography
reflections (perceived properties)
self-portrait
self-portraits
water

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