Rose Finn-KelceyThe Restless Image - A Discrepancy Between the Felt Position and the Seen Position. Self Portrait 1975

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Artist
Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945‑2014)
Title
The Restless Image - A Discrepancy Between the Felt Position and the Seen Position. Self Portrait
Date 1975
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper mounted on board
Dimensionsimage: 664 x 1014 mm
Collection
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Acquisition Purchased 2002
Reference
P78607

Summary

This black and white photograph shows a young woman, the artist herself, standing on her hands on a beach. The beach is almost empty and the tide is a long way out. A small, darkly dressed man walks along the distant shoreline. It is unclear whether this figure is facing the water or is looking back towards the artist and the viewer. On the far left of the photograph, a floating harbour is visible. It is a clear day; wispy clouds in the sky contrast with the patterns the receding tide has made on the vast expanse of sand. In the foreground, the woman, dressed in a long pleated skirt, is captured doing a handstand… (read more)

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