Philiberte de Flaugergues

(France 1885 – 1977?)

untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

Philiberte de Flaugergues is among the many fascinating but largely forgotten female photographers from the early 20th century who broke through the ranks to work professionally as a fashion photographer between the 1920s and 40s. She is, however, better known for her female nude photographs set within highly symbolic mise-en-scène. In Flaugergues’s surrealist-influenced 'untitled' [woman in a mirror with pearl necklace] c1930, the sensuality of her erotic photographs is combined with the glamorous romanticism of her fashion work to produce an exquisitely metaphysical portrait study.

Year
circa 1930
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
22.8 x 29.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Gael Newton, foundation curator of photographs, in memory of her Art Gallery of New South Wales colleagues, Ursula Prunster and Linda Slutzkin 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
178.2011