Crypt, WorcesterArtist(s)Howard BondArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1982Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
16 15/16 in x 14 in (43.02 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard BondSubject matter
This photograph depicts a row of arches in the crypt of a church in Worcester, seen from a slightly oblique angle that focuses on the place where the arch opens onto the ceiling. By focusing closely on the arches—and excluding all context—it is impossible to interpret the size or scale of the structures. If not for the title of the photograph, the columns might seem to be a series of identical, abstract sculptures or even a pencil drawing. The pale hue of the stone is transformed into a delicate shade of gray in this gelatin silver print, a meditation on the process of translating three-dimensional architecture into two-dimensional photograph.Physical Description
Photograph of intersecting curved plaster arches.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art