Negative "P"

Franz Roh German

Not on view

The art historian Franz Roh was an outspoken advocate of both the traditional and the experimental photography that flourished in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. He recognized that the co-existence of the straight photograph, photogram, photo-montage, and the negative print (shown here) promoted aesthetic fertility. From 1927 to 1933 Roh's own efforts in photography were stimulated by his friendship with László Moholy-Nagy, the Hungarian-born painter, graphic artist, and photographer who worked at the Bauhaus and in Berlin.

Negative "P", Franz Roh (German, 1890–1965), Gelatin silver print

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