Tree and Meeting HouseArtist(s)George A. TiceArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1965Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
7 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in (18.41 cm x 18.73 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);17 1/2 in x 14 1/16 in (44.45 cm x 35.72 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. Clayton Lewis through the Friends of the Museum of ArtSubject matter
One of twelve prints included in George Tice's Amish Portfolio
, this photograph depicts a striking contrast between a house, painted entirely in white, and a dark tree trunk in front of it. Tice's slightly oblique view positions the house as if framed by the tree, its trunk lining the left hand margin while its leaves are just visible in the upper right corner of the image. The unusual, all-white paint job encompasses the door and window shutters as well as the walls, rendering the house a ghostly presence in the scene. Throughout the photograph, Tice sets up dichotomies between black and white, as in the patterns that emerge between light and shadow in the impressions of leaves on the ground in the foreground of the image.Physical Description
A photograph of a white house behind a tree trunk.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art