Artist: André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.3 cm (9 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)
Credit Line: Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.1100.321
Rights and Reproduction: © The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Kertész accentuated the narrow ribcage and long waist of the ideal contemporary woman by photographing his model in a carnival mirror. If the top half of this beautiful nude resembles those Modigliani painted, the swell of the haunch recalls Mannerist nudes and their nineteenth-century revivals, especially Ingres' grande odalisque.