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Mary Peck

Artwork Details

1979; printed 1982
Mary Peck
gelatin silver print on paper
4 3/16 in x 5 3/16 in (10.64 cm x 13.18 cm);14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg through the courtesy of the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation


Subject Matter:

This is a photograph of Acropolis in Mycenae, Greece; the second of eight photographs in Mary Peck’s portfolio, The Temples of Greece which is comprised of black-and-white photographs depicting dramatic Greek landscapes, each accented by ancient ruins. The rich tonal ranges in the prints reflect the majesty of the expansive scenes. As described in the introduction of the portfolio, Mycenae, “is savage rock, at once brutally direct and bursting with ambiguous is the throne of fated kings, their insignia and their tomb.” -Vincent J. Scully, 1982

Physical Description:

This photograph depicts a temple, centered in the frame between two hills. The sky is full of clouds and small shrubs appear in the foreground of the landscape.

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