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Windowsill Daydreaming

Accession Number
1976/1.204

Title
Windowsill Daydreaming

Artist(s)
Minor White

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1958, portfolio 1975

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);11 ¾ in x 9 3/16 in (29.85 cm x 23.34 cm);20 1/16 in x 16 in (50.96 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The photograph is a close-up of a window sill taken from the interior of a room. Plain curtains, slightly transluscent and hemmed bottom border, drapes over the open window through which a slight breeze enters, as indicated by the billowing motion of the fabric. A bright outline of a circle is reflected on the lower left portion of the window, most likely created by light reflecting off of an out-of-frame object.

Physical Description
Play of light and shadows on a curtained window, window sill, and interior wall.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
curtain
curtains (window hangings)
modern and contemporary art
wind (weather phenomena)
window
window sills

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