London

Bill Brandt

London

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.9 x 19.4 cms (9.00 x 7.62 ins)

1958

HC 10944

Provenance

Private Collection

Literature

Brandt Nudes. A New Perspective (with a commentary by Mark Haworth-Booth), 2004 (illustrated full page p.62)
Bill Jay and Nigel Warburton, Brandt: The Photography of Bill Brandt, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999, p. 280, pl. 255.
Michael Hiley, Bill Brandt:Nudes 1945-80, Gordon Fraser, London, 1980 (illustrated full page pl.56).
Bill Brandt. Shadow of Light. A Collection of Photographs from 1931 to the Present, with an introduction by Cyril Connolly and notes by Marjorie Beckett, 1966 (p.115)
Bill Brandt. Perspective of Nudes (with a preface by Lawrence Durrell and an introduction by Chapman Mortimer), 1961 (illustrated full page plate 73).




Brandt's nudes of the late 1940s tend to show the figure in a domestic setting. The use of a police camera led to distorted views that elongated the model's limbs and allowed an extraordinary depth of field. However, in nudes such as the present one from the later 1950s, Brandt abstracts even further and remove all traces of the model's environment.

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

London

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

22.9 x 19.4 cms (9.00 x 7.62 ins)

1958

HC 10944

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