The Shadows on the Wall (Chrysanthemums)

Adolf de Meyer American, born France

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Focusing his camera not on a still life per se, but on its evanescent trace, de Meyer creates a composition that approaches abstraction. He later applied a similar handling of light and shadow to enhance the drama of his fashion photographs. Here, the shadow of a vase of flowers cast onto the wall has the effect of a Japanese lacquered screen.

The Shadows on the Wall (Chrysanthemums), Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1946 Los Angeles, California), Platinum print

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