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Artist Name:

Francis Bruguière

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1879–1945

Title:

The Light that Never Was on Land or Sea

Date:

ca. 1925, printed 1920s

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

9 1/8 x 7 inches

Credit Line:

Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Accession Number:

1986.122

Currently Not on View
Francis Bruguière created this stunning image by shining light onto cut sheets of paper. He drew his inspiration from Danish artist Thomas Wilfred, who invented a device he called the “Lumia” in order to experiment with light projections. Bruguière took several exposures to capture the different patterns light would make on his paper. His transformation of light into abstract forms gave the intangible subject an illusion of solidity, weight, and volume.



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