In Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California (c. 1937), which Prodger includes as "an exploration of water in all its forms" (ice, snow, waterfall, clouds), we gaze over snowy evergreens to awesome storm clouds roiling between mountain peaks. The sun breaks through, defining the deep space and spotlighting a waterfall. But getting sidetracked on water misses the point. The photo is like the climax of a symphony about the American West — vast and sublime and shot through with nostalgia.

Read Greg Cook's blog at

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Art in the air conditioning, Tracking time, Top 10 New England Art Exhibits of 2010, More more >
  Topics: Museum And Gallery , Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody Essex Museum,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious

 See all articles by: GREG COOK