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Black Horse, All Saints Bay, Itaparica, Brazil

Accession Number
2014/2.363

Title
Black Horse, All Saints Bay, Itaparica, Brazil

Artist(s)
Kristin Capp

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
2004

Medium & Support
ink-jet pigment print on paper

Dimensions
24 in x 20 in (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Kathleen Lauster and Mr. Jarir Derouach

Subject matter
Created from a distance, this photograph depicts a wide view of a bay of water with a bright, cloud-streaked sky stretching overhead. In the distance, slightly off center to the right, a black horse strides through the water. As evidenced by the horse’s presence, the water must be deceptively shallow, yet the dark ripples on the water’s surface give no indication of that being the case. The camera was at a slight angle, causing the far horizon to rise upwards to the right.  The effect lends the spacious yet minimal image an off-kilter dynamism. In the far distance, a thin strip of land is hazily visible, and the dark shapes of two ships dot the horizon. The solitary and unexpected nature of the lone horse’s presence lends this image a magical and dreamlike quality. 

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a wide view of a body of water underneath a cloud-streaked sky. In the distance traversing the water is a black horse.  

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
bays (bodies of water)
clouds
oceans
shallows
sky
trotters (horses)

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