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Title

untitled

circa 1930

Artist

Philiberte de Flaugergues

France

18 Aug 1885 - 07 Jan 1966

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  • 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    178.2011
    Artist information
    Philiberte de Flaugergues

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions