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Temple of Apollo

Accession Number
1984/2.58.8

Title
Temple of Apollo

Artist(s)
Mary Peck

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1979; printed 1982

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
4 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in (10.48 cm x 13.02 cm);14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg through the courtesy of the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation

Subject matter
This is a photograph of the Temple of Apollo in Aegina, Greece; the last of eight photographs in Mary Peck’s portfolio, The Temples of Greece which is comprised of black-and-white photographs depicting dramatic Greek landscapes, each accented by ancient ruins. The rich tonal ranges in the prints reflect the majesty of the expansive scenes. As described in the introduction of the portfolio, at Apollo “the sea shows its special, Greek, metallic gleam, but it has its Greek body as well. The headland of the temples pushes palpably into it, and the skies explode. Light bursts forth out of chaos; mountains rise from the water. The column stands.” -Vincent J. Scully, 1982

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a temple on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the sea. The sky is full of clouds and the ocean water glistens below.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Ancient Greek (culture or style)
Apollo
Greece
clouds
islands (landforms)
modern and contemporary art
monuments
mountains
mythology (literary genre)
ruins
seas
seascapes
temples (buildings)
trees
water

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