Nurse Blanche, from the series, Sketches of a Fractured Song

Artist: Malekeh Nayiny (Iran, born 1955)
Printer: Janvier Laboratoire Photographique Digital
Historical period(s)
2010 (printed 2016)
Chromogenic print on paper
H x W (left image): 90 × 64 cm (35 7/16 × 25 3/16 in) H x W (right image): 90 × 68 cm (35 7/16 × 26 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase -- Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Endowment for Contemporary Iranian Art
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


diptych, fan, Iran, nurse
Provenance research underway.

This dyptich and single portrait are from the series Sketches of a Fractured Song based on found archival photographs of nurses. The images of nurses and the fans, and their digital manipulation, are related to deeply personal memories of the sounds and images she associates with her father. Here, the use of color and texture becomes tools in her search to recapture childhood memories of safety and warmth.

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art
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