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Sky/Bay Provincetown

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

1977, printed 1981

Artist:

Joel Meyerowitz
American, born 1938

About this artwork

With the introduction of color photography, a new richness and a greater sense of reality were brought to the medium. In Joel Meyerowitz’s Provincetown, subtle variations of color and dramatic light express a classic theme: the eternal confrontation between man and nature. The immense expanse of ocean and sky dwarfs the figure at the end of the sandbar, and the sand and lone boat take on the pink tints of the setting sun. Working with a traditional subject, Meyerowitz nonetheless succeeded in extending the possibilities of the photographic medium by allowing color to heighten the emotional and spiritual content of his images.

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Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Meyerowitz

Title

Sky/Bay Provincetown

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1977

Medium

Chromogenic print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, lower left to lower center, in black ink: "# 485 Bay/Sky Series Provincetown 1977 Joel Meyerowitz 1981"

Dimensions

39.2 × 49.6 cm (image); 40.6 × 50.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the National Endowment for the Arts

Reference Number

1982.1237

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