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Title

untitled

circa 1930


Artist

Philiberte de Flaugergues

France

18 Aug 1885 - 07 Jan 1966


About

Philiberte de Flaugergues is among the many fascinating but largely forgotten female photographers from the early 20th century who broke through the ranks to work professionally as a fashion photographer between the 1920s and 40s. She is, however, better known for her female nude photographs set within highly symbolic mise-en-scène. In Flaugergues’s surrealist-influenced 'untitled' [woman in a mirror with pearl necklace] c1930, the sensuality of her erotic photographs is combined with the glamorous romanticism of her fashion work to produce an exquisitely metaphysical portrait study.


Details


Date

circa 1930


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

22.8 x 29.3 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Gael Newton, foundation curator of photographs, in memory of her Art Gallery of New South Wales colleagues, Ursula Prunster and Linda Slutzkin 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Accession number

178.2011


Artist information

Philiberte de Flaugergues

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history