Clarence H. White

Entrance to the Garden

c. 1908
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This garden view is another of White's virtuoso Pictorialist renditions in which form and light are expressed with a limited range of tonalities. Employing gum bichromate, a process that allows for a dense, painterly texture, he permeated his print with a mood of reverie and contemplation. A boy lounges at the entrance to a garden that likely represents experience. Enclosed and sheltered by darkness, the boy's form is subtly outlined by the light falling on him like a theatrical spotlight. White suggests a play between the conscious and unconscious, between the inner and outer world, between being and becoming.
Title
Entrance to the Garden
Date
c. 1908
Medium
Photograph
Materials
gum bichromate print
Dimensions
24.4 x 20.1 cm; image: 24.4 x 20.1 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 2010
Accession number
43201

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