William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000
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William Eggleston (American, born 1939)
Mississippi, United States (Place depicted)
negative about 1970; print 1980
Dye imbibition print
29.6 x 45 cm (11 5/8 x 17 11/16 in.)
© Eggleston Artistic Trust
Gift of Caldecot Chubb
In this photograph of a rainy street, made at the exact moment of twilight when there is not light enough to reflect the full colors of the spectrum, the color is barely perceptible. Yet its vague, overall greenish tint reveals more than a black-and-white print could. William Eggleston's mastery of the color medium accounts for this subtle yet highly effective rendering.