When we saw this 1936 image by the fantastic architect/designer/inventor/photographer Carlo Mollino, we thought: What a beautiful cut-out wall creating a sensual window into another room.
We looked closer to wondered if it was a perfectly cut-out curtain or bent plywood wall (like an Eames screen)…
And when we looked even closer we wondered if what we thought was a cut-out was really an IMAGE, or an artwork, displayed to look like a view into another room.
Which is what is just may be. What brilliance!
Mollino, we’ve discovered, has a huge body of photography work, nudes mostly, many on Polaroid film.
We found two that we thought might be the inspiration for his optical illusory peephole. They share a similar silhouette…
A free-associating linkage of ideas………???
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