Sandbars, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Object Details

Title:

Sandbars, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Artist/Maker(s):

William A. Garnett (American, 1916 - 2006)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States (Place created)

Date:

1966

Medium:

Dye destruction print

Dimensions:

34.4 x 51 cm (13 9/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of William A. Garnett

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Inspired by a cross-country flight in 1945, Garnett learned to fly his own airplane and devoted himself to making aerial pictures of the landscape. His work reveals a beauty and order in the natural environment that cannot be seen from an earthbound perspective. Here he captured a wide expanse of sandbars along Cape Cod, including a white sailboat (at upper right) to ground the nearly abstract image with scale and perspective.

Exhibitions
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
In Focus: Picturing Landscape (May 22 to October 7, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), May 22 to October 7, 2012
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    Audio: Sandbars, Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Exhibit: IF_FIELD_DEPTH)