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Sun Over the Pacific

Accession Number
1976/1.199

Title
Sun Over the Pacific

Artist(s)
Minor White

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1947; portfolio 1975

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);7 3/8 in x 9 15/16 in (18.73 cm x 25.24 cm);15 15/16 in x 19 15/16 in (40.48 cm x 50.64 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
In this image, sunlight spreads over calm waters on the coast of San Mateo, California, called Devil's Slide. Water and sky meet in the center of the image in a hazy horizon. The smooth quality of cloud-filled sky contrasts with the ripples on the water. Shadows of clouds reflect on the surface of the water in the bottom half of the image. Patches of light from the sun's rays fade into darker areas in the lower left and right corners of the image.

Physical Description
Intermittent clouds interrupt sunlight reflecting off of a large body of water. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
modern and contemporary art
oceans
seascapes
sunset

3 Related Resources

California
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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