Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best (February 15 to June 4, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 15 to June 4, 2000
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[Minerva Terraces, Mammoth Hot Springs National Park]
Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)
about 1884 - 1885
Albumen silver print
38.4 × 53.7 cm (15 1/8 × 21 1/8 in.)
At first glance, this image appears to be ordered along the horizontal lines of stone plateaus and distant rolling hills. In fact, Carleton Watkins used two diagonal lines beginning at the lower corners of the photograph and converging in the center of the image as the foundation for the