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Temtation de St. Atoine
  • Brassaï
    1899–1984
    born: Brasov, Hungary ; died: Nice, France ; active: France
  • Temtation de St. Atoine, 1934–1935
  • Transmutations
  • Where object was made: France
  • photoengraving, cliché-verre
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.9 x 17.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 7 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0140
Description
Literature

Black-and-white image of a black surface, decorated with a white, abstract design of a horizontal face. The right eye of the face is formed by a hole in the surface, and is larger than the eye in the left side of the face. There are two triangles coming out of the top of the face and the background is covered with diagonal checkered designs and small dots.