Still Life with a Little Ball, 1923

expand_more
Not on Viewexpand_more

Jaromir Funke studied both medicine and law but found that his passion lay in photography. He began his career by taking photographs of his hometown, Kolín, in what is now the Czech Republic. Later he became influenced by Cubism, a style in which an object is shown from multiple points of view in one picture, resulting in images that appear fragmented or abstracted. Uniting the avant-garde with representational art and industrial materials, Funke’s photographic work developed a focus on abstract compositions of objects he assembled. In his Compositions, Funke experimented with how forms manipulate light within a space. Here, he is playing with how the shadows cast on paper by the translucent glass sheets interact with the reflection and shadows of the ball situated between them.

Details
Title
Still Life with a Little Ball
Artist Life
1896–1945
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
93.45
Curator Approved

This record is from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator, so may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.