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Photograph - Exterior I

Exterior I

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1993 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spero, Davis, born 1963 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type colour photograph

  • Museum number:

    E.806-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Greek temple front has come to indicate a place of worship. However, throughout the history of architecture, its characteristic features – a triangular pediment supported by columns – have been applied to all kinds of buildings. Here, on this sun-bleached patio, a free-standing mock temple front provides a focal point for the grouping of plastic tables and chairs in a holiday resort for worshippers of the sun.

Physical description

Colour photograph showing plastic chairs and tables on a large patio with a mock temple front.

Place of Origin

Spain (photographed)

Date

1993 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Spero, Davis, born 1963 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type colour photograph

Dimensions

Height: 68 cm, Width: 98 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by David Spero, 'Exterior I', C-type colour print, 1993

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997

Labels and date

The Greek-style temple front (as seen on the left of this image) has come to indicate a place of worship. However, throughout the history of architecture, this form (a triangular pediment supported by columns) has been applied to all kinds of buildings. Here, on this sun-bleached patio, the free-standing mock temple-front gives a focal point for the grouping of plastic tables and chairs in a holiday resort for worshippers of the sun. [22/09/2004]

Materials

Photographic paper; Material

Techniques

C-type; Technique

Subjects depicted

Outdoor furniture; Subject; Chair; Table; Patio

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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