At the Hermitage,1930

Boris Ignatovich :: Near the Hermitage, [aka At the Hermitage], St. Petersburg | Leningrad, Russia (USSR), 1930 / source: Lumière Gallery
At the Hermitage is perhaps Ignatovich’s most iconic photograph, and demonstrates an exceptionally bold and complex spatial composition. The pictured foot is part ofa 5 meter tall atlas figure by artist Alexander Terebenev at the New Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The atlas’s toes however appear truly titanic in comparison to the figures passing by, an illusion Ignatovich created by experimenting with perspective. Ignatovich further demonstrates his mastery of 3-dimensional space by including The Hermitage and St. Isaac’s in the same frame as the big foot. ” quoted from nailya alexander gallery | more [+] by this photographer

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