Photography

Corpron, Carlotta (1901 - 1988)

Born in the United States and brought up in India, Carlotta Corpron returned to her native country to study and became a professor of design, photography and art history at the Texas Women’s University in 1935. She soon experimented the expressive potential of light in various series, playing with solarization and ‘light drawings’. When Lazlo Maholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes settled in Texas, the American photographer conducted a ‘light workshop’ under their direction and enhanced her investigations from the mid-1940s. She thus photographed still lives creating the illusion of space thanks to reflective surfaces, captured the modulation of light on floating objects but also explored abstraction by revealing the geometric patterns of natural forms such as eggs, shells or glass paperweights. By scrutinizing light and structure, Carlotta Corpron managed to turn reality into a fantasy conceptual system.
 

Carlotta Corpon, Space Composition with Chambered Nautilus, 1948
Carlotta Corpon, Space Composition with Chambered Nautilus, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Quiet Harmony, gelatin silver print, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Quiet Harmony, gelatin silver print, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Fluid Light, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, Fluid Light, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, A Walk in Fair Park, Dallas, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, A Walk in Fair Park, Dallas, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Big Cubes, 1944
Carlotta Corpron, Big Cubes, 1944
Carlotta Corpron, Captured Light, 1946-48
Carlotta Corpron, Captured Light, 1946-48
Carlotta Corpron, Light Cubes, 1947
Carlotta Corpron, Light Cubes, 1947
Carlotta Corpron, Light Follows Form, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Light Follows Form, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Ray Ann with Amaryllis, 1945
Carlotta Corpron, Ray Ann with Amaryllis, 1945
Carlotta Corpron, Light Follows Form of Greek Head
Carlotta Corpron, Light Follows Form of Greek Head
Carlotta Corpron, Solarized Calla Lilies, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Solarized Calla Lilies, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs Encircled, 1947
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs Encircled, 1947
Carlotta Corpron, Floating, 1945
Carlotta Corpron, Floating, 1945
Carlotta Corpron, Abstraction of Plastic
Carlotta Corpron, Abstraction of Plastic
Carlotta Corpron, Nature Dancer, 1943
Carlotta Corpron, Nature Dancer, 1943
Carlotta Corpron, Untitled (light and glass), 1940's
Carlotta Corpron, Untitled (light and glass), 1940's
Carlotta Corpron, Solarized Portrait of Ray Ann, 1949
Carlotta Corpron, Solarized Portrait of Ray Ann, 1949
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs Reflected and Multiplied, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs Reflected and Multiplied, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Interior of a Church in Havana, 1942
Carlotta Corpron, Interior of a Church in Havana, 1942
Carlotta Corpron, Imprisoned Shell, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Imprisoned Shell, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Strange Creature of Light, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Strange Creature of Light, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Patterns in a Glass Cube, 1940s
Carlotta Corpron, Patterns in a Glass Cube, 1940s
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs in Stage Setting, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Eggs in Stage Setting, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Moving Lights of Ferris Wheel, Denton, 1940
Carlotta Corpron, Moving Lights of Ferris Wheel, Denton, 1940
Carlotta Corpron, Flowing light, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, Flowing light, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, Mardi Gras, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, Mardi Gras, 1946
Carlotta Corpron, Chambered Nautilus with Created Light and Shadow, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Chambered Nautilus with Created Light and Shadow, 1948
Carlotta Corpron, Experimental photomontage with halftone photograph of a fashion model standing on egg print/i>, 1940-1950
Carlotta Corpron, Experimental photomontage with halftone photograph of a fashion model standing on egg print/i>, 1940-1950
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