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Geraldo de Barros : Photoforms Series

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

Geraldo de Barros
Photoforms series
Gelatin silver print
1946-1951

De Barros questioned the amateur pictorial and academic tradition in Brazilian photography, which emphasised classical rules of composition. His experiments investigated the limits of the traditional photographic process, intervening directly in the negative, making multiple exposures of the same film, superpositions, montages and cuttings of the amplifications that questioned the rectangular format of photography. His output came close to formal researches in which his main interest was the rhythms and planes that often project into the space beyond the frame. In the following year, he held the memorable exhibition Fotoformas [Photoforms] in which he completely merged engraving, drawing and photography to inaugurate abstraction in Brazilian photography. [Extract : Itau Cultural]

Geraldo de Barros : Itau Cultural

Geraldo de Barros : Luciana Brito Galeria

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1 Response to “Geraldo de Barros : Photoforms Series”


  1. October 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

    very inspiring works, admirable!


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