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Clouds Forming Over Mt. Baker, WA, July 30, 1975

Accession Number
1984/2.71.2

Title
Clouds Forming Over Mt. Baker, WA, July 30, 1975

Artist(s)
Eliot Porter

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1975; printed 1975-1983

Medium & Support
cibachrome print on paper

Dimensions
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm);21 15/16 in x 27 15/16 in (55.72 cm x 70.96 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a view of a snow-coated mountainside, a cloud bank grazing the crags of its summit. The photograph’s composition is divided in half by the mountainside, the eventful sky filling the upper-half. Shining through and beyond the clouds, sunlight gleams brightly off the snow encrusted slopes. Casting long, streaking shadows below, the waves of clouds billow outwards in curved, undulating bands, leaving vaporous tendrils behind. The shifting atmospheric movement of the clouds creates a contrast to the relative stillness of the frigid mountain slope.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of a snow-capped mountain with clouds grazing its surface.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
altostratus clouds
cirrus clouds
clouds
modern and contemporary art
mountains
natural landscapes
nature photography
snow
snow (precipitation)

5 Related Resources

Landscape and Nature, Comparative and Historical
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Regions of the United States
(Part of: Teaching United States History through Art )

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