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Year of origin

Miroslav Tichý


vintage gelatin
silver print
h 26,5 / w 21 cm
h 13   /  w  8  cm  

This Miroslav Tichý vintage gelatin silver print presumably depicts swimming pool swimming. Children playing in the foreground, with silhouettes of two women in the background. The Czech photographer documented thousands of women in his hometown Kyjov with self-made cameras made of cardboard and tin cans. The focus of his aesthetics was lying on imperfection. He thus distorted, spotted and poorly exposed his pictures, not only through the given possibility of his primitive equipment. Tichý followed the footsteps of artists such as Hans Bellmer or Pierre Molinier.