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North Carolina 9

Accession Number
1986/1.200

Title
North Carolina 9

Artist(s)
Aaron Siskind

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1951

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 3/8 in x 13 1/16 in (26.35 cm x 33.18 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/8 in (45.88 cm x 56.2 cm);10 5/16 in x 13 1/16 in (26.19 cm x 33.18 cm);14 15/16 in x 18 1/16 in (37.94 cm x 45.88 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Shorr

Subject matter
Created while Aaron Siskind was in residence at Black Mountain College in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, this landscape, visible through a window, suggests Siskind's interest in abstraction of the world around him. A hazy view of mountains and trees is visible in the distance. However, black flaking paint partially blocks and frames the view, while an undulating line running across the window creates an artificial horizon line around which the composition is structured. 

Physical Description
A partially-blocked view of a landscape viewed through a window pane.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
hills
landscapes (representations)
leaves
modern and contemporary art
mountains
panes (architectural elements)
trees

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