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Seville, Santa Semana (Holy Week), 1972

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Seville, Santa Semana (Holy Week), 1972

Artist: Ralston Crawford (American, 1906 - 1978)

Date: 1972
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 × 14in. (27.9 × 35.6cm)
Signed: verso: black ink, center left: 'SEVILLE / SANTA SEMANA'/ ?1972? / Ralston/Crawford / RC [within a box] verso: in graphite, center: R5 x 24 verso: in black ink, center right: ?1972? [first ? is inverted]
Credit Line: Purchased from the Artist
Object number: 75.104
Label Text
Although Ralston Crawford's paintings look non-representational, the artist was always inspired by scenes from industrial, urban, or seaside landscapes. He characteristically reduced the details of these stimuli to form an abstracted essence of the place.

A comparison between his photograph Santa Semana (Holy Week) and his painting of the same subject Celebration (Los Penitentes) sheds light on his working method.

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