Gelatin-silver print - Not signed - 1990
|Artist:||Valentin Till Maria Samarine ( 1928-)|
|Title of artwork:||Rodin. Ballet by L.Yakobson.|
|Signature:||Not signed, Other|
|Image size (in cm):||26cm ? 23cm|
|Total Dimensions (H/ W/ D in cm):||26cm ? 23cm|
Valentin Till Maria Samarine (1928)is famous russian photographer.
He is the founder of abstract photography in the USSR and a representative of Leningrad underground culture.
Inspired by «Choreographic Miniatures» by Leonid Yakobson, the photographer was keen on ballet. He took pictures of many theater and ballet performances. But soon, through the pressure of the Soviet authorities, the photographer had to immigrate to France, where he continued his photo experiments.
Samarine called his creation «sanki art». It was a special technique of the «new old» silver-based photography.
In this photo there is a crease, obtained during the printing process.
FB glossy paper, silver gelatin print.
Artworks by Samarine are in the collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art; the Russian Museum; Yaroslavl Art Museum; the Museum of Non-Conformist Art, St-Petersburg; the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St-Petersburg; Fyodor Dostoevsky Literary and Memorial Museum, St-Petersburg; St-Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music; National Library of France, Paris. In the year 2009 his solo exhibition “Metaphysic of light and shade” was held in the Russian Museum.
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