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Title

Untitled

1977


Artist

Ingeborg Tyssen

Netherlands, Australia

1945 - 09 Oct 2002


About

The work of Ingeborg Tyssen is distinguished by its particular intensity: the dark tonality of her images emphasising their dreamy surreality. Tyssen was born in The Netherlands and emigrated to Australia in 1957 with her family. Her interest in photography emerged during travels in the early 1970s, and on her return to Sydney she took a class with John Williams. She was inspired by his teaching and passion for history, and began exhibiting her work in 1975. Usually composed in series, Tyssen's work explored themes of isolation and dislocation, both in present society and through cultural history and landmarks, such as theme parks. The landscapes are still and empty, while the people appear separated from each other, either trapped in the shadows or caught in the light.


Details


Other Title

People Series 1


Date

1977


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

18.6 x 27.7 cm image; 30.2 x 38.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. verso, pencil "I. Tyssen". Not dated.


Credit

Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

120.1989


Artist information

Ingeborg Tyssen

Works in the collection

31


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990, 48 (illus.).

Isobel Johnston, Ingeborg Tyssen - Twenty years on photography, Sydney, 1995. cat.no. 15