Exhibitions/ Art Object

Storm in the Garden of the Gods--Colorado

Artist:
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1906, print 1909
Medium:
Direct carbon print
Dimensions:
38.9 x 46.5 cm (15 5/16 x 18 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.25
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
In the years between his first and second trips to Paris (1902–7) Steichen established his reputation not only as a portraitist but also as an artist who could tackle in photography the traditional subjects of painting and rival the older medium in scale, color, and expressiveness. His image of the Flatiron Building, The Pond—Moonlight, The Big White Cloud, Lake George, and Chestnut Blossoms all date from this period. Storm in the Garden of the Gods is among his most dramatic and expressive images, conveying the power of the landscape that he described in a letter to Stieglitz: "I managed to see a lot of Nebraska, Colorado, & New Mexico, and in a way feel it is one of the greatest things I have experienced—not so much from a pictorial standpoint [as from] the bigger standpoint of life. . . . Somehow since I have been west I almost regret going to Paris—or Europe."
Alfred Stieglitz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 4," March 1, 1994–June 12, 1994.

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

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

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne. "Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, 1879-1973," January 18, 2008–March 30, 2008.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. "Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography, 1879-1973," June 24, 2008–September 22, 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz," October 13, 2011–February 26, 2012.

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. 472.

Smith, Joel. Edward Steichen: The Early Years. Princeton: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. pl. 28.

Brandow, Todd, and William A. Ewing. Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography. Minneapolis: Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, 2007. fig. 41.



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