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Draped torso



Ruth Bernhard

Germany, United States of America

1905 – 18 Dec 2006

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    34.3 x 22.3 cm image; 50.5 x 40.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated verso, pencil "1962 Ruth Bernhard". Signed l.r.corner, pencil "Ruth Bernhard".

    Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1996 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Unable to display image due to copyright restrictions
    Artist information
    Ruth Bernhard

    Works in the collection


  • About

    'In photographing the nude, it is my aim to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified form, illuminating the innate life force and spirit as well as the underlying remarkable bone structure. The endless variety of nature's designs and shapes amaze and thrill me...

    Light is my inspiration, my paint and brush. It is as vital as the model herself. Profoundly significant, it caresses the essential superlative curves and lines. Light I acknowledge as the energy upon which all life on this planet depends.

    For me, the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny. Whether working with a human figure or a still life, I am deeply aware of my spiritual connection with it.' Ruth Bernhard 1986

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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