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The Light that Never Was on Land or Sea
ca. 1925, printed 1920s
Gelatin silver print
9 1/8 x 7 inches
Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation
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.