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Storm

Accession Number
2000/2.142.10

Title
Storm

Artist(s)
Eva Watson Schütze

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1890 - 1902

Medium & Support
Halftone print on paper

Dimensions
11 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 9/16 in (30.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
This depiction of a rural landscape is comprised of geometric planes, created by the fields in the foreground, the horizon line at center, and the vast, stormy sky above. On the horizon line sits multiple barns and a house, with another home visible in the distance. The near foreground is made up of two planes, the closest is made up of a field of leafy crops. The second triangular space in the mid-ground consists of a field of tall grass. Above the horizon, storm clouds loom. The overall effect of the composition creates a geometric sensibility, with a focus on the tonal variation between planes.

Physical Description
This vertically-oriented landscape depicts a rural farm in the distance, with houses and barns. Above the horizon line, on which the houses rest, are large storm clouds. Farmland stretches through the bottom half of the image.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
agricultural land
barns
clouds
fields (land)
houses
landscapes (representations)
rural houses
storm shutters
trees
water

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