(American, b. 1944)
Image: 12.1 x 9.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.); Paper: 14.8 x 11.4 cm (5 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)
Anonymous Gift 1990.113
© 1982 William Clift
During visits to France in 1977 and later in 1981–82, Clift, an architectural photographer, turned his consuming interest to the majestic abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. The ensuing images are rich with visual information but never chaotic, and are distinguished by their choice of subject matter, careful composition, and attention to the greatest possible variety of forms, textures, and light and dark shadow patterns. In this warm, subtly toned contact print, Clift turned his large-format camera upward to examine in detail the flowing, spider web-like lines of the vaulted ceiling.
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