Studio Portrait of a Javanese Dancer with Background Light Effects, Kassian Céphas, c. 1867 - c. 1910

Studio Portrait of a Javanese Dancer with Background Light Effects, Kassian Céphas, c. 1867 - c. 1910

albumen print, h 220mm × w 160mm More details

The same woman is again shown standing in a position reminiscent of traditional dance, with her left hand raised with her fingers curving backwards. The light effects in the background recall the fleeting clouds associated with heavenly beauty or the swirling waves of the Goddess of the South Sea. At the same time, they lend the photograph a timeless, almost modern quality.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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