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Betsy Weis
Summer Lilies (Realist Black & White Landscape Photograph of Botanicals)

2006

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Minimalist landscape photograph of black and white waterlilies "Summer Lilies", photographed by Betsy Weis in 2006 archival inkjet print on watercolor paper 20 x 30 inches, 27 x 37 inches in white frame with white mat & anti-reflective non-glare glass Wire backing for easy installation, ready to hang as is Photographed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this black and white archival pigment print by Betsy Weis captures a cluster of water lilies afloat on a glassy, onyx-like body of water. Looming clouds are reflected in the pond's serene surface. Crisp, moody, and rich in texture, the photograph can stand on its own as a quiet glimpse at nature, or can be juxtaposed with others in the series to form a more complete vision. This photograph is available unframed, $1700. The image measures 20 x 30 inches, and the paper measures 24 x 26 inches. Artist statement: Nature provides the perfect model of beauty, according to Plato and Socrates. In the classical period, something was considered beautiful because it existed in nature; art was secondary. In the 18th Century, the German philosopher Johann Joachim Winckelmann argued against the idea that art imitates life, believing that qualities superior to nature are found in art, specifically, ideal beauty, and “brain-born images”. Neoclassical thought represented that art need not serve any end other than its own existence. For me, beauty is an ideal, nature is real, and art comes from the brain. I take pictures in nature, finding shifting, disparate, and beautiful landscapes. I develop my pictures of trees, dirt, grass, snow, rain, sun, and sky, using a subtle palette of grays and blacks. Notably, there are no traces of people or any other living creatures, and I do not use vivid color. I consider history, geography, ambiguity, and other less tangible features of a psychological and emotional nature essential elements in these pictures. The beauty inherent in nature is sometimes obvious and superficial, and often taken for granted. I want to keep the viewer engaged past the surface, beyond what is simply beautiful, and impart a deeper experience of nature in the 21st Century.

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