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Jerry N. Uelsmann

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

13 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in (34.93 cm x 24.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
Jerry Uelsmann's work is created by combining multiple negatives to create composite images. He does extensive dark room work with up to a dozen enlargers for one image. His complex work with photographic negatives began decades before the advent of Photoshop, pushing the artistic boundaries of altered photography. His images are often inspired by Surrealism, and his work is influenced by Modern photographers such as Edward Weston.

Physical Description
A composite photograph from two negatives. The frame is divided by two figures that are formally similar and stacked vertically. The bottom form is a clenched fist and the top is a nude figure. 

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composite photographs
figures (representations)
hands (animal components)
indexes (motifs)
repetition (artistic concept)

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