In Focus: Still Life (September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011
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[Bowl with Sugar Cubes]
André Kertész (American, born Hungary, 1894 - 1985)
Gelatin silver print
16.7 x 16.4 cm (6 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
© Estate of André Kertész
While living in Paris as a young photographer during the 1920s, Kertész became intrigued by still life, a motif that he continually returned to throughout his long career. Bowl with Sugar Cubes demonstrates his interest in the compositional possibilities of layering basic geometric forms on top of one another--three rectangles in a circle (sugar cubes and a bowl) and a circle in a square (the bowl and the cropped printing paper). Visual sophistication is achieved through his adroit use of simple objects and dramatic lighting.