In the Cotton FieldArtist(s)David LevinthalArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1999Medium & Supportphotogravure on paperDimensions
17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject matter
This photograph is on in a series of eight photogravures by David Levinthal, published in an edition of 25 by Landfall Press. This series employs tin toy figurines to illustrate moments from Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The series shares the same name. Levinthal is known for addressing controversial subjects in his tableaux, questioning conventions of straight photography, using recycled imagery and recycled toy objects. In this series, he uses a shallow depth of field, dramatic shadows and chiaroscuro in order to address the darker themes of Uncle Tom's Cabin
A photograph of a tin figure in a shallow plane, set against a black backdrop. Large plants surround the male figure. He holds a large basket on his shoulder, above his head, carrying it and leaning forward, illustrating the burden of the large load.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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toys (recreational artifacts)