Pierre Auradon Paperwhite Flowers (Narcisses) in Pottery Pitcher
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1939 Print Date 1939
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 6-1/4 in. (216 x 159 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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About This Image
The shadows play off of the "real" image of the paperwhites in the pitcher in a display of shapes that define modernism. Signed, inscribed and dated in ink on recto at lower right. Pierre Auradon was Jean-Marie Auradon's brother. Considerably less is known about the other Auradon brother Pierre, who was active in the 1930s salons. He is known to exhibit extensively at the prestigious Salon International D'Art Photographique de Paris, which was produced by the Societe Francaise de Photographie. Like his brother, Pierre's work included flower studies, landscapes, genre studies, portraits and nudes. Some of his work has a modernist flair with shots taken from high angles. His nude work was published in "Nus", an influential photography publication that contained the work of many of the top photographers of the early 1950s. He is in the George Eastman House and Auer & Auer databases. Pierre Auradon's work is held in the collections of the Societe Francaise De Photographie and the French Bibliotheque Nationale. See: Auardon, Feuilles et Fleurs: Photographies de Pierre Auradon, n.p.
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