Marina's Room

  • Tina Barney, Marina's Room, 1987, chromogenic print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1987, Tina Barney, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., Museum purchase, 1989.5

Exhibition Label

 

 

Although this image has a snapshot-like feel—as if we too were sitting on the bed—Tina Barney, who was one of the first photographers to make oversize prints, works with a large-format view camera. The near life-size scale of her images adds to their sense of immediacy, and the rich colors and busy interior draw us further into the scene. Barney documents the social and economic elite as an insider, capturing a world that is out of reach of most Americans, yet her photographs portray the intimate gestures and relationships common to every family.

Close to Home: Photographers and their Families, 2011

 

 

Title
Marina's Room
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 52.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums Description
chromogenic print
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Tatischeff, Marina – child
  • Portrait group – family – father and child
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – bedroom
Object Number
1989.5
Palette
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