Aran, from Walls of Aran

Aran, from Walls of Aran


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Sean Scully

(American, 1945-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 32.6 x 48.3 cm (12 13/16 x 19 in.); Paper: 16 x 20 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2007.234.19



Primarily known as an abstract painter, Scully is also an accomplished photographer whose images echo the strong geometric lines of his paintings. On the Aran Islands west of Ireland, he documented ancient stone walls rambling through the countryside. Monumental and enduring, the walls exude a serene sense of timelessness, merging so seamlessly into the landscape they seem naturally a part of it.

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