Exhibitions/ Art Object

Composition

Artist:
Maurice Tabard (French, Lyons 1897–1984 Nice)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
13.1 x 10.6 cm (5 3/16 x 4 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.102
Not on view
Although photomontage and the photogram were generally used separately, Tabard saw that the idea of montage--the juxtaposition of previously existing images on a single plane--might include photograms. This understanding led him to layer negatives and positives made with a camera together with photograms, to produce seamless photocollages that make marvelous confusion of light and dark and of two and three dimensions.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed on print, verso LC: "Tabard - // Paris // 1931 [underlined]"; stamped on print, verso C [sideways]: "PHOTO [underlined]"; stamped on print, verso C: "Maurice // TABARD // PARIS."; inscribed on print, verso C: " "Renee" "; stamped on print, verso C: "31-16"; inscribed on print, verso LL: "3";
Howard Brookner; John C. Waddell, October 25, 1980

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 103.



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