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Paradise 18 (Emai Shan), Yunnan Province

A work made of chromogenic print, mounted to acrylic.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, mounted to acrylic.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Thomas Struth
German, born 1954

About this artwork

The work of Thomas Struth radically altered the place of the photographic image in contemporary art. Employing innovative printing techniques to produce large color images, he has focused on a finite range of subjects, including art institutions, landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. In his Paradise series, the artist decontextualized the locations he illustrated by limiting his camera to shots of dense vegetation, thus removing the places from a geographic or historical context. Epic in scale, classical in composition, and formally precise, Struth’s work, as he explained, “is less about expanding the possibilities of photography than about reinvesting it with a truer perception of things by returning to a simple method, one that photography has had from the beginning of its existence.”

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Artist

Thomas Struth

Title

Paradise 18 (Emai Shan), Yunnan Province

Date

1999

Medium

Chromogenic print, mounted to acrylic

Dimensions

71 7/8 × 85 3/8 × 2 inches, framed

Credit Line

Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Fund

Reference Number

2017.423

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