Saturday, May 22, 2010

Go Tell It on the Mountain: Ansel Adams at the Amon Carter Museum

Photographer Ansel Adams claimed that the goal of his art was “to rekindle an appreciation of the marvelous.” Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light at the Amon Carter Museum rekindles the marvelous aspects of the artist that over-familiarity threatens to extinguish. Through 40 photographs representative of different themes and periods of development in Adams’ career, this exhibition distills the essence of his work into one bright shining moment of clarity and, yes, eloquence. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

Image: Ansel Adams (1902–1984). Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, 1944.Gelatin silver print, before 1975. ©2010 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas Anonymous gift. P2008.5.]

[Many thanks to the Amon Carter Museum for providing the image above and press materials from Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light, which runs through November 7, 2010.]


Anonymous said...

Efforts to fight fuel!........................................................

CELINE said...

Yes, we need new perspectives on over-familiar artists, the same way great artists like Ansel Adams can give us new perspectives on nature we may take for granted.