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The Wondrous Globe, from the journal Camera Work, volume 38:11

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Anne W. Brigman, The Wondrous Globe, from the journal Camera Work, volume 38:11, 1912, photogravure, Gift of Mr. John H. Wood, public domain, 87.86.21

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Title

The Wondrous Globe, from the journal Camera Work, volume 38:11

Related Titles

journal: Camera Work

Artist

Anne W. Brigman (American, 1869-1950)

Date

1912

Medium

photogravure

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in; sheet: 4 13/16 in x 8 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John H. Wood

Accession Number

87.86.21

Copyright

public domain

Terms

nudes

photographs

photogravure

photogravures

Description

In 1926 Anne Brigman wrote, "I've dreamed of and loved to work with the human figure—to embody it in rocks and trees, to make it part of the elements, not apart from them." Brigman's characteristic subject, the female nude in a landscape, provided people living in an increasingly industrialized society with romantic compositions linking nature with humankind. Brigman frequently photographed in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and occasionally substituted children for women, their youthful bodies and poses suggesting purity, innocence, and a curiosity about the natural world.

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