Claude CahunI Extend My Arms 1931 or 1932

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Claude Cahun (1894‑1954)
Title
I Extend My Arms
Je tends les bras
Date 1931 or 1932
MediumPhotograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensions210 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2007
Reference
P79319

Summary

I Extend My Arms is a black and white photograph showing a dramatically gesturing pair of arms apparently emerging from inside a stone monolith. A tanned female left arm, ornamented with three beaded wooden bangles on its wrist, extends from out of a large hole in the lichen-covered stone. Its partner – wearing a ring on its little finger – emerges from the other side of the monolith, which is of similar dimensions to a human body. A section of low wall made of similar lumps of stone and cement extends towards the foreground of the image… (read more)

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Artist

Category

On paper, print (16,821)

Decade

1930-9 (1,032)

Style or ‘-ism’

nature (37,443)
landscape (24,053)
rocky (2,750)
people (21,175)
adults (19,618)
woman (7,617)
body (2,879)
arm (49)