Cloud, Mexico.

Object Details

Title:

Cloud, Mexico.

Artist/Maker(s):

Edward Weston (American, 1886 - 1958)

Culture:

American

Date:

1926

Medium:

Palladium print

Dimensions:

14.9 x 24 cm (5 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Copyright:

© 1981 Arizona Board of Regents, Center for Creative Photography

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Edward Weston was fascinated with Mexico's stirring sky, which he found to be far more inspiring than Southern California's blue expanses. Writing in his daybook, he expressed his concern: "Clouds have been tempting me again. Next to the recording of a fugitive expression, or revealing the pathology of some human being, is there anything more elusive than cloud forms!" The sky changed so rapidly in Mexico that Weston bemoaned the difficulty of making a two-second exposure. Throughout the three-year period that he spent in Mexico, from 1923 to 1926, Weston repeatedly photographed the restless clouds sweeping overhead.

Exhibitions
Edward Weston: The Home Spirit and Beyond (November 25, 1986 to February 1, 1987)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), November 25, 1986 to February 1, 1987
The Art of Photography: 1839 - 1989 (February 11 to December 23, 1989)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 11 to April 30, 1989
  • National Gallery of Australia, (Canberra), June 1 to August 1, 1989
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), September 23 to December 23, 1989
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Optical Parables (November 13, 2001 to February 9, 2003)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), November 13, 2001 to February 17, 2002
  • Museo Nacional de Arte, (Mexico City), March 14 to June 2, 2002
  • Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis), November 10, 2002 to February 9, 2003
Edward Weston: Enduring Vision (July 31 to November 25, 2007)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), July 31 to November 25, 2007
In Focus: The Sky (July 26 to December 4, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), July 26 to December 4, 2011
Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910 - 1940 (July 6 to September 29, 2013) (39)
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), July 6 to September 29, 2013
Bibliography

Conger, Amy. "Edward Weston's Early Photography, 1903-1926." Ph.D. diss. (University of New Mexico, 1982) 26/270.