Triumph of the Egg by Edward Steichen (1921)

The “Triumph of the Egg” is a photograph by Edward Steichen from the year 1921. This image features an egg situated atop a cylindrical form, which is centrally positioned against a dark backdrop. The composition highlights the contrasts between the smooth, rounded surface of the egg and the vertical, sleek lines of the cylinder. The lighting creates a dramatic effect with a luminous quality, emphasizing the egg’s fragility and the overall artistic and symbolic significance of the photograph. This iconic image exemplifies Steichen’s skill in manipulating light and form to create a powerful visual statement.

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