Rome, The Arch of Constantine 4; Siskind, Aaron; 1963; 1971:0189:0001


Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


Rome, The Arch of Constantine 4

About this object

Aaron Siskind was an American photographer who documented depression era New York City and is credited with influencing the abstract expressionist movement of the 20th century.

Siskind's abstract photographs from the late 1940s and early 1950s reject the third dimension and belie the notion that photography was tied exclusively to representation. This image was taken in Rome, Italy and is a close cropped view of the Arch of Constantine.

Place Made

Rome, Italy


Siskind, Aaron

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Mounted photograph

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Medium and Materials

Sliver Gelatin Print

Inscription and Marks

Verso: [museum print] Title: Rome: The Arch of Constantine. 1963.


Image: 35.5 x 27.9 cm
Overall: 56 x 46.8 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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gelatin silver

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Credit Line

Estate of Alice Wells

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