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Chapel Ceiling, Gloucester

Accession Number
1982/2.65

Title
Chapel Ceiling, Gloucester

Artist(s)
Howard Bond

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
16 15/16 in x 14 in (43.02 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Bond

Subject matter
This photograph depicts the arched ceiling of a chapel in Gloucester, England, at such close range it is almost abstract in appearance. By eliminating nearly all contextual details, the photograph focuses attention on the gently curving X-shape of the ceiling seams, and the delicate tonal nuances of the building's materials. The only interruption is offered by the semi-circular dark brick arch at the bottom of the image. This is one of a series of ten photographs depicting English churches that Bond printed in 1980.

Physical Description
Photograph of the intersecting lines of a ceiling.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
abstraction
arch, dome or vault components
ceilings
chapels
chapels (rooms or structures)
churches
churches (buildings)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
religious buildings

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