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Bay Sky

Accession Number
2014/2.264

Title
Bay Sky

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1984

Medium & Support
chromogenic print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
In this photograph of a seascape, the sandy beach and water are so strongly illuminated that sea and sky lack a clear horizon line and instead, appear to blur into one expanse of warm orange light. With the dominant orangish hue that suffuses the scene, the image is an exercise in gradated tonalities, subtly playing out across differentiated zones of wet and dry sand, sun-lit and shadowed faces of rocks, and agitated and placid areas of the water surface. Two miniscule human figures occupy the middleground.

Physical Description
Image of a scene at the beach with two figures and rocks.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
beaches
sand bars
seascapes

3 Related Resources

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