Judith Karasz
Material (Anyagfotó) 1931

Artwork details

Artist
Judith Karasz 1912–1977
Title
Material (Anyagfotó)
Date 1931
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 164 x 220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Acquisitions Committee 2014
Reference
P80990

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Karasz’s photographs explore the qualities and structures of everyday things. Whether parched soil or cotton wool, the physical nature of subject is the most important focus. Following the ideas of László Moholy-Nagy, she felt that photography could make visible aspects of its subject matter that could not be seen by the eye alone. In each case the resulting image is carefully constructed from a delicate balance of light and shadow across the surface of the material.

January 2016

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