Berengo-Gardin described this layered puzzle of a picture, made on the Venetian vaporetto (water bus), one winter morning as men headed to work: “It was a matter of pure luck, really. I was doing a lot of architectural photography, and this was a spontaneous shot: I only took one picture. In the center there is a reflection in the glass door of the vaporetto, behind which stands a man all dressed in black. If he’d been wearing white, the shot wouldn’t have worked.”


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Artist
Gianni Berengo-Gardin, Italian, born 1930
Title
Vaporetto, Venice
Date
1960
Medium
Gelatin silver print, printed later
Dimensions
Image: 10 3/8 × 15 1/16 in. (26.4 × 38.2 cm) Sheet: 12 × 15 7/8 in. (30.5 × 40.3 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Anne Wilkes Tucker in honor of Franci Neely

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2000.592
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

Anne Wilkes Tucker, Houston; given to MFAH, 2000.