At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 02/26/13 through 07/28/13
Ages: All
Address:
1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
New York, NY
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Description: The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.