BODY IN LANDSCAPE

BODY IN LANDSCAPE includes artworks in which human bodies have intruded into a landscape. Does an artist’s intervention in the landscape call attention to how human activity transforms landscapes?

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Fate Descends toward the River Leading Two Innocent Children
The Escaped Lunatic
Born by Water and Spirit, Ninth and Washington Avenue

LaToya Ruby Frazier<br> <i>Landscape of the Body (Epilepsy Test)</i> (2011) <br> Gelatin silver print<br> 20 x 24 in.<br> <a href="http://www.latoyarubyfrazier.com/photography/">latoyarubyfrazier.com</a>
Edward Burtynsky<br> <i>Nickel Tailings #30, Sudbury, Ontario</i> (1996)<br> Chromogenic color print<br> 39 15/16 x 60 1/8 in.<br> Mount Holyoke College Art Museum<br> MH 1999.1<br> Purchase with the Madeleine Pinsof Plonsker (Class of 1962) Fund
Jan Saudek<br> <i>Fate Descends toward the River Leading Two Innocent Children</i> (1970)<br> Gelatin silver print<br> 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.<br> Mead Art Museum at Amherst College<br> AC 1989.77<br> Bequest of Richard Templeton (Class of 1931)
Kara Elizabeth Walker<br> <i>Cotton Hoards in Southern Swamp</i> (2005)<br> Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset textured paper<br> 26 5/8 x 34 9/16 in.<br> Mount Holyoke College Art Museum<br> MH 2012.14.6<br> Purchase with the Susan and Bernard Schilling (Susan Eisenhart, Class of 1932) Fund and the Belle and Hy Baier Art Acquisition Fund
Steffani Jemison<br> “The Escaped Lunatic” (2010-2011)<br> Single channel video, color, sound<br> <a href="https://vimeo.com/37769017">SOURCE</a>
Jared French<br> <i>Untitled (Crouching Male Nude on the Beach)</i> (1946)<br> Gelatin silver print<br> 4 1/8 x 4 in.<br> Mead Art Museum at Amherst College<br> AC 2012.287<br> Museum Purchase with funds donated by Andrew J. Shilling (Class of 1989) and Kirsten N. Shilling; Jennifer S. Stein (Class of 1993) and Josh B. Stein; and A. Gary Shilling (Class of 1959) and Margaret B. Shilling
Ana Mendieta<br> <i>Untitled</i> from the “Silueta Series in Mexico” (1976 original slide; 1991 posthumous print)<br> Chromogenic color print<br> 20 x 13 1/4 in.<br> Smith College Museum of Art<br> SC 2001.22-2<br> Purchased with the Janice Carlson Oresman, class of 1955, Fund and the Josephine A. Stein, class of 1927, Fund in honor of the class of 1927
LaToya Ruby Frazier<br> <i>Born by Water and Spirit, Ninth and Washington Avenue</i> (2009)<br> Gelatin silver print<br> 30 x 40 in.<br> University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst<br> UM 2013.57<br> Gift of the artist
Harry Callahan<br> <i>Eleanor, Port Huron</i> (1954)<br> Gelatin silver print<br> 7 1/16 x 7 in.<br> University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst<br> UM 1978.42<br> Purchased with funds from the Alumni Class of 1928 and a National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan Grant
Erwin Blumenfeld<br> <i>Profile of Bust</i> (1981)<br> Heliogravure<br> 11 x 8 1/2 in.<br> Hampshire College Special Collections<br> HC 2009.010<br> From the Collection of Jeremiah Kaplan. Gift of David Kaplan.
Huang Yan<br> <i>Chinese Shan Shui Tattoo</i> (1999)<br> Digital chromogenic color print<br> 47 1/4 x 59 in.<br> Smith College Museum of Art<br> SC 2012.54-12<br> Gift of Ethan Cohen in honor of Joan Lebold Cohen, class of 1954, and Jerome A. Cohen
Benton Spruance<br> <i>Soldier and Chaplain</i> (1944)<br> Lithograph<br> 12 15/16 x 17 9/16 in.<br> Mount Holyoke College Art Museum<br> MH 1973.245.I(b).RII<br> Gift of Winifred Glover Spruance (Class of 1925)
Jacques Callot<br> <i>La Pendaison [The Hanging] Plate</i> (1633)<br> Etching, black ink on ivory paper<br> 3 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.<br> Mount Holyoke College Art Museum<br> MH 1959.36.M.RI<br> Purchased with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund