Lavender Flowers Near Maimana, Afghanistan

The Afghan Folio is unusual in that it was printed with the Kodak Dye Transfer Process by the original photographer of the images. This most difficult of procedures involves the making of as many as twenty black and white separations and masks which are then used to produce three or more positive, gelatin-relief images. Each gelatin-relief “matrix” is dyed, rinsed and rolled onto white paper into which the dye then transfers. The colors of a Dye Transfer print can be remarkably clean and subtle, and they are much more permanent than those produced by conventional processes.

Maker(s)
Artist: Luke Powell (born 1946)
Historical period(s)
1975, printed 1988
Medium
Dye imbibition print on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 40.7 x 50.6 cm (16 x 19 15/16 in)
Geography
United States
Credit Line
Gift of the artist
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1989.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Photograph
Type

Photograph

Keywords
flower, landscape, mountain, United States
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

The Afghan Folio is unusual in that it was printed with the Kodak Dye Transfer Process by the original photographer of the images. This most difficult of procedures involves the making of as many as twenty black and white separations and masks which are then used to produce three or more positive, gelatin-relief images. Each gelatin-relief "matrix" is dyed, rinsed and rolled onto white paper into which the dye then transfers. The colors of a Dye Transfer print can be remarkably clean and subtle, and they are much more permanent than those produced by conventional processes.

Collection Area(s)
American Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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