An image of Dancer

Lynn Davis

(United States of America 1944 – )

Dancer

Location
Not on display
Further information

Lynn Davis revels in the realist fragment in her approach to photographing the body. She said in 1985 that she likes keeping the final image ‘on the level of the sensuality of shapes and forms’. She asks her subjects to push the body beyond its limits so that beauty and excitement can be exaggerated. Davis worked with dancers to explore these limits in the present series. She asked for extreme discipline in movement, the formation of shapes, contrasts and physical tensions which she found exhilarating in their abstractions.

Year
1980
printed 1990
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
48.1 x 48.2 cm image; 60.6 x 50.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso, ink "Lynn Davis 1990".

Credit
Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1996 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
Accession number
701.1996
Copyright
© Lynn Davis