Discussion Questions

Magnolia Blossom

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham, Magnolia Blossom, 1925; collection SFMOMA, the Henry Swift Collection, gift of Florence Alston Swift; © The Imogen Cunningham Trust
  1. What do you see in this artwork? List or draw the shapes, lines, and objects you see.
  2. Does anything you have noticed in this work of art remind you of something in your own life? If so, what are you reminded of?
  3. Where do you think the artist or her camera were in relation to the object being photographed (in front of, behind, above, below)? What do you see that makes you say that?
  4. What would you call this photograph if you had made it yourself?