Fighting Centaur by Frederick Sommer (1961)

The photograph named “Fighting Centaur” was taken by artist Frederick Sommer in the year 1961. It is a black and white image that appears to show a collection of materials and objects arranged to give an impression of a centaur in motion or conflict. The items within the composition include what seem to be rocks, organic matter, and possibly fragments of old sculpture or architectural elements that create an abstract representation. The overall impression is one of dynamism and textural contrast, suggesting motion and chaos inherent in the concept of a battle or struggle. The image plays with light, shadow, and form to convey these themes without clearly depicting a centaur figure, relying on the viewer’s interpretation to form the mythical creature in their mind.

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