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Woods Twilight

Artist:
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1899
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
15.2 x 20.1 cm (6 x 7 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.14
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Steichen's twilight and moonlight photographs of the late 1890s were deeply influenced by the atmospheric effects of Whistler's London nocturnes and by the landscapes of the American Tonalist George Innes. In 1901 Steichen wrote of the visual magic of the woods at dusk: "What a beautiful hour of the day is that of the twilight when things disappear and seem to melt into each other, and this great feeling of peace overshadows all."
Alfred Stieglitz, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Painterly Photograph," Tuesday, January 09, 1973 - Wednesday, February 28, 1973.

Fort Worth, Tex. Amon Carter Museum of American Art. "Photography in Nineteenth Century America," October 26, 1991–January 5, 1992.

Amherst, Mass. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. "Photography in Nineteenth Century America," February 1, 1992–March 29, 1992.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Night Vision: Photography After Dark," April 26, 2011–September 5, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Selects from the Met Collection," March 17–June 14, 2015.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, Willis Towers Watson FAJS. "East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography," March 12, 2017–July 16, 2017.

New Orleans Museum of Art. "East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography," October 5, 2017–January 7, 2018.

Naef, Weston J. The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography. Studio Book. 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978. no. 451.

Smith, Joel. Edward Steichen: The Early Years. Princeton: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. pl. 3.

Uklański, Piotr. Piotr Uklański: Fatal Attraction. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2015. p. 186.



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