Relics of the Sea, by Joaquim Pla Janini

Reliquias de la mar, Joaquim Pla Janini, 1948

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Num. inventory: 74013F

Object name: bromoil prints

Title: Reliquias de la Mar

Object date: 1948

Color: black and white

Suport: Paper

Author: Joaquim Pla Janini

Technique and material: bromoil transported on paper


Photography dated to 1948 by Joaquim Pla Janini (1879-1970). His work is considered very significant both within Catalan photography in general and the pictorialist movement. Pla Janini uses transported bromoil, an old photographic technique frequently used at the beginning of the 20th century by the pictorialist photographers. It involves bleaching a photographic print exposed onto silver-bromide paper and then impregnating it with oil pigments.