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Mary Peck

Artwork Details

1979; printed 1982
Mary Peck
gelatin silver print on paper
4 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in (10.48 cm x 13.34 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 Stadium in Epidauros, Greece; the fifth 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, at Epidauros, “men and nature come to rest in communication. The stadium locks into the conical hill. The groves are gentle; their surfaces are soft, as classical as Claude’s.” -Vincent J. Scully, 1982

Physical Description:

This photograph depicts a temple on a rolling hillside. Trees line the landscape, with the largest tree located in the foreground. A mountain line the horizon in the background and the sky is full of clouds.

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