Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs

  • Laura Gilpin, Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs, ca. 1926, platinum print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro, 1997.98

Colorado native Laura Gilpin made photographs of Navaho and Pueblo Indians and many of the most spectacular sites in the Southwest, including archeological ruins. In her view of Colorado’s Pikes Peak, she pictured a landscape that increasingly faced modern-day intrusions: three airplanes in the sky, the town, and the newly built military airbase of Colorado Springs, below. Employing delicate platinum tones and a flat plane of focus, Gilpin created a dreamlike landscape.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs
Artist
Date
ca. 1926
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 11 789 58 in. (30.224.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

Mediums Description
platinum print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – vehicle – airplane
  • Landscape – Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • Landscape – mountain – Pikes Peak
Object Number
1997.98
Palette
Linked Open Data
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