The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

Tošo Dabac (Nova Rača, 1907 – Zagreb, 1970)

Sandwich-Board Men

1939

b/w photograph

The photograph Sandwich-Board Men from Dabac’s most famous cycle, People from the Street, is composed in Dabac’s preferred manner – diagonally. The background frame shows a rich mise en scène. The inclined view avoids the monotonous symmetrical depiction that would be suggested by the spatial organization and flat surface of the square. The scene is additionally dynamized by scattered letters of inscriptions and drawings on boards.

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