Dunes, Oceano

Artist: Edward Weston (American, Highland Park, Illinois 1886–1958 Carmel, California)

Date: 1936

Medium: Gelatin silver print

Dimensions: 19.3 x 24.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Classification: Photographs

Credit Line: Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987

Accession Number: 1987.1100.129

Rights and Reproduction: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


The shapes of the peppers Weston photographed became women, his women became landscapes, and his landscapes emerged with attributes of all living nature. Whether the forms in this picture resemble waves, backs, buttocks, or breasts is immaterial. They are made of shifting sand, and that is the subject of the picture.