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Maker(s):Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
Culture:Mexican (1902-2002)
Title:Woman Combing Her Hair (Retrato de lo eterno)
Date Made:1932-33 (printed in 1977)
Materials:gelatin silver print
Place Made:North America; Mexico
Measurements:sheet: 10 in x 8 in ; 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm; image: 9 7/16 in x 7 7/16 in ; 24.0 cm x 18.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1981.129.7
Credit Line:Gift of Frederick and Elizabeth Myers
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

One of fifteen prints in an Acorn Editions portfolio (#3/100); eight were given in 1979 (1979.107.1-8), the rest were given in 1981 and are listed as 1981.129.1-7.

Label Text:
A self-taught photographer, Álvarez Bravo was interested in subjects ranging from the nude form to folk art. This photograph provides the viewer with an intimate glimpse into a routine moment of private reflection and personal care. The play of light and dark over the woman’s face and body, however, gives this photograph an impression of mystery and drama.


figures; hygiene; interiors; women

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