Gelatin silver print
Image: 19.1 x 23.9 cm (7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.); Paper: 19.1 x 23.9 cm (7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.2
© Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Weston’s photograph emphasizes the majesty and monumental scale of the third largest pyramid in the world, founded around 200 A.D. by the Teotihuacanos not far from Mexico City. The print was made as Weston’s work was evolving from the soft focus and emotional emphasis of pictorialism to the clearly detailed, sharply focused, more formalist modernism, and contains traits characteristic of both movements.
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