Gyorgy KEPES

Hungary 1906 – United States of America 2001

No title [(Black, grey, white light composition)] 1949 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: image 24.8 h x 19.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.2436
  • Kepes worked closely with László Moholy-Nagy in Germany during the 1930s, before emigrating to the United States in 1937 where he taught design at Moholy-Nagy’s New Bauhaus in Chicago. His photographic work was largely camera-less. His photograms (direct records of objects placed on photosensitised paper) reflected his interested in light and, with their poetic forms, the potential for interplay between art and science. His images of mundane objects are usually without depth of space, thus drawing attention to the photographic paper and the effects created by light on its surface

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