North Carolina 9Artist(s)Aaron SiskindArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1951Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
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 LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip ShorrSubject 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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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panes (architectural elements)