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René Le Begue 
Act-Studie 
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #3)] 
1900 
  
Photogravure 
13.7 x 12.5 cm 
  
Photoseed 
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com 
  
 
LL/18682 
  
René Le BŢgue (Paris)
 
Title of "Akt-Studie" printed in index
 
A variant of this image published as photogravure in Photo-Club de Paris / 1896, Pl. XXIV.
 
The critic Ludwig Schrank, the founder of the Photographische Korrespondenz, a journal reflecting the professional photographic community, weighed in with his thoughts in 1900 on this photograph by René Le Begue: "In a terrible, treeless, rocky gorge, there lies a beautiful, totally nude model, resting on a stone, just tumbled from the heights. (Since the artist is French, the model is female, naturally.) Her hair falls freely over the boulders, her left hand dangles like that of a corpse. Actually, a ghastly picture. However, René Le BŢgue knew how to introduce a redeeming note: with her right hand, the accident victim appears to take, ever so delicately between thumb and forefinger, a pinch of snuff...Let us admire these amateurs, who travel so far to deserts and rocky wildernesses in order to practice their art." (Krauss Texts in Abstract p.278).
 
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Georg Buxenstein & Comp. (Berlin) 
 

 
  
 
  
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