Red Tree near Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Object Details

Title:

Red Tree near Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Artist/Maker(s):

Eliot Porter (American, 1901 - 1990)

Culture:

American

Date:

negative October 7, 1967; print 1988

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

59.7 x 47.5 cm (23 1/2 x 18 11/16 in.)

Copyright:

© 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Credit Line:

Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser

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Porter's portrait of a tree with brilliant red fall foliage is meant to inspire preservation of the land for its beauty. Between the late 1930s, when the first popular color film was invented, and the mid-1970s, Porter dedicated himself to photographing nature. Remarkable for its subtle luminosity, his work was published in concert with conservation efforts and contributed to widespread acceptance of color photographs as art.

Exhibitions
Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature (June 13 to September 17, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 13 to September 17, 2006
In Focus: The Landscape (August 26, 2008 to January 11, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), August 26, 2008 to January 11, 2009