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Le simulateur

Dora Maar (French, Paris 1907–1997 Paris)

Date:
1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 29.2 x 22.9 cm (11 1/2 x 9 in.) Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Collection of The Sack Photographic Trust for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Description

    Maar’s haunting photomontages of the mid-1930s evoke a mood of oneiric ambiguity. Here, the world is turned literally upside-down: a boy bends sharply backward, echoing the curve of the vaulted ceiling on which he stands. On the print, Maar scratched out the figure’s eyes, exploiting Surrealism’s strong association of blindness with inner sight.

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