Nurse Blanche, from the series, Sketches of a Fractured Song

Maker(s)
Artist: Malekeh Nayiny (Iran, born 1955)
Printer: Janvier-Analogue (Janvier Digital Lab)
Historical period(s)
2010 (printed 2016)
Medium
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions
H x W (left image): 90 × 64 cm (35 7/16 × 25 3/16 in) H x W (right image): 90 × 68 cm (35 7/16 × 26 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase -- Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Endowment for Contemporary Iranian Art
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2016.14.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Photograph
Type

Photograph

Keywords
diptych, fan, Iran, nurse
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This dyptich and single portrait are from the series Sketches of a Fractured Song based on found archival photographs of nurses. The images of nurses and the fans, and their digital manipulation, are related to deeply personal memories of the sounds and images she associates with her father. Here, the use of color and texture becomes tools in her search to recapture childhood memories of safety and warmth.

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art
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