Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Pines Whisper

Artist:
George Seeley (American, 1880–1955)
Date:
1904
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
22.0 x 18.7 cm. (8 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933
Accession Number:
33.43.325
Not on view
Eschewing professional models, most Photo-Secession photographers preferred working with family and close friends who were sympathetic to their aesthetic aims. In The Pines Whisper, Seeley’s youngest sister, Laura, and a friend pose in a loosely draped dark cloth that protects their embrace and, rendered in soft focus so as to meld with the hazy landscape, conveys a bond of sympathy between man and nature.
Alfred Stieglitz

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

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. "Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe," June 8, 1995–October 15, 1995.

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

Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly 15 (July 1906).

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. 438.

Théberge, Pierre. Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995. ill. 499.



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