Providence 92 (1986) by Aaron Siskind

Providence 92 - Aaron Siskind - 1986

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TitleProvidence 92
ArtistAaron Siskind
Date1986
Art MovementAbstract Expressionism
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About Providence 92

Aaron Siskind, one of the greatest artist photographers in history, was known for his abstract expressionist photos of surfaces and objects. His famous work “Providence 92” was created in 1986 and is a monochrome photo featuring a tree, water, and shadows. The composition of “Providence 92” is simplistic yet captivating. The stark contrast between the dark shadows and the bright highlights creates a sense of depth and dimensionality in the image. The lush foliage in the background provides context for the tree in focus, emphasizing its presence within its environment. As with many of Siskind’s works, “Providence 92” displays textures and patterns that can be found all around us but are often overlooked in daily life. The intricate lines etched into the bark of the tree add an additional layer of complexity to this simple subject matter. Siskind’s archive includes 900 fine prints, all negatives from his photography career, and numerous contact prints. His legacy as a master photographer lives on through his innovative use of abstraction to capture beauty in mundane objects.

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