The Black Tree + MountainArtist(s)Wynn BullockArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1956, printed 1965Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 in x 8 in (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
This photograph depicts a view of a hilly landscape enveloped in fog. Rising from a hillside in the lower right portion of the image, the black, scraggily form of a leafless tree stands starkly against the misty landscape. The hills and trees beyond fall away in the distance, obscured by the thick bank of fog. Above, shining through a passing bank of low-lying clouds, the sun’s radiance casts rays of light along the lining of the clouds and mist. As this photograph was exposed for the brightness of the sun’s rays, the rest of photograph is shrouded in hazy gray. The clouds passing before the sun appear to roil and seethe, almost resembling the light of a full moon at night. This atmospheric effect, enhanced by the barren silhouette the tree, whose empty branches reach bleakly against the light of the setting sun, creates a brooding ambience.Physical Description
This photograph depicts a hilly landscape enveloped in fog and low-lying clouds. In the foreground stands a black leafless tree.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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