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Studio Mirror

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Emil Ganso, Studio Mirror, 1936, wood engraving on paper, Bequest of Charles Henry Leavitt, no known copyright restrictions, 59.26.32

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Title

Studio Mirror

Artist

Emil Ganso (American, born Germany, 1895-1941)

Date

1936

Medium

wood engraving on paper

Edition

edition size unknown

Catalogue Raisonné

Smith R-77B

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; sheet: 17 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: © // Ganso // 63, printed, lower right in image

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Henry Leavitt

Accession Number

59.26.32

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

chiaroscuro

engraving

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

mirrors

nudes

paper

portraits

studios

Description

The studio nude was a major theme in Emil Ganso's career. In this chiaroscuro wood engraving, Ganso exploits the full range of contrasts of light and shade to depict a female model in the artist's atelier. Unlike other images in this section, there is no interaction between the model and the artist, who is represented only by his paintings on the wall—a landscape on the left and another studio nude on an easel, reflected in the upper-right corner of the mirror. Thus, the artist is implicitly the observer and creator, as well as the viewer by extension.

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