Tres Ollas de OaxacaArtist(s)Edward WestonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1926Medium & Supportplatinum print on paperDimensions
7 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (19.05 cm x 21.59 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);14 in x 15 9/16 in (35.56 cm x 39.53 cm)Credit LineMuseum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of ArtSubject matter
The three Oxacan pots are placed together, set in such a way that their rounded forms overlap. Under sunlight they cast shadows which add more circular accents to the already full shapes. The rounded bottoms of these pots were designed to be placed in the earth, to merge with it, which fascinated Weston. Weston lived and worked with Tina Modotti in Mexico from 1923-1926 where he used his surroundings as fodder for his sharply focused photographs. Weston transformed everyday objects into abstract forms. In 1926, when he created this photograph, he wrote that, of all his work, the image of the three ollas de Oaxaca was maybe his present favorite.Physical Description
A photograph of an arrangement of three Oaxacan pots. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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