Peeled Paint, Rochester, New York by Minor White (1959)

The photograph entitled “Peeled Paint, Rochester, New York” was taken by the artist Minor White in the year 1959. The image depicts a close-up view of a deteriorating surface where the paint has peeled away to reveal layers underneath. The photo is monochromatic, emphasizing textures, contrasts, and abstract forms created by the various states of the peeling paint. The details highlighted by the lighting emphasize the depth and the tactile quality of the flaking material. The composition presents an urban detail as an object of aesthetic investigation, shifting the mundane into a space of artistic contemplation.

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