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Near Saltillo

Accession Number
1971/2.126.1

Title
Near Saltillo

Artist(s)
Paul Strand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1932, printed 1967

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
This photograph is from Paul Strand's The Mexican Portfolio published in 1967 by Paul Strand. The portfolio consists of a series of 20 images depicting Mexico's people, architecture, landscape, and churches. It was first published in 1940 under the name Photographs of Mexico, and reprinted under Strand's supervision in 1967 as The Mexican Portfolio. This is the only image included from the year 1932, and was taken at the onset of his travels through Mexico. One of the only landscape images, this photograph provides a setting for the rest of the portfolio, which primarily focuses on the people of Mexico. This landscape image shows various cacti and trees from an arid climate in the foreground. In the background, white buildings sit on the horizon. A large, cloudy sky looms above.

Physical Description
This photograph of a landscape represents cacti, trees, and an arid environment. In the background, white buildings sit on the horizon with a cloudy sky above.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Mexico
buildings
buildings (structures)
cactus
clouds
flora (plants)
landscapes (representations)
modern and contemporary art
sky
trees

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