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The Big White Cloud, Lake George

Artist:
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1903, printed 1904
Medium:
Direct carbon print
Dimensions:
39.3 x 48.3 cm (15 1/2 x 19 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.47
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
A founding member of the Photo-Secession, Steichen exemplified the tendencies of the Pictorialist movement; his work often blurred the boundaries between painting and photography. In large, ambitious, painterly works such as this one, Steichen demonstrated his knowledge of other media as well as his mastery of the most advanced photographic styles of the day. This bold, modern work and others similar to it helped Steichen to break new ground, not only in photography but also in the broader representation of landscape.
Edward Steichen; Alfred Stieglitz, New York

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," May 18, 1978–July 16, 1978.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," February 11, 1989–April 30, 1989.

Canberra. National Gallery of Australia. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," June 17, 1989–August 27, 1989.

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "The Art of Photography 1839-1989," September 23, 1989–December 23, 1989.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 12," March 11, 1996–June 3, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Pictorialism in New York, 1900-1915," February 10, 1998–May 31, 1998.

Whitney Museum of American Art. "Edward Steichen," October 5, 2000–February 4, 2001.

Dresden. "International Exhibition," March 23, 2005–March 23, 1905.

Jeu de Paume. "Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, 1879-1973," October 8, 2007–December 30, 2007.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand," November 8, 2010–April 10, 2011.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art–Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 6, 2012–January 4, 2013.

National Museum of China. "Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art–Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 8, 2013–May 9, 2013.

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Smith, Joel. Edward Steichen: The Early Years. Princeton: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. pl. 27.

Brandow, Todd, and William A. Ewing. Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography. Minneapolis: Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, 2007. fig. 35.

Barnet, Peter, and Atsuyuki Nakahara. Earth, Sea, and Sky: Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tokyo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 82, pp. 139, 242.



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