About this artwork

The sea front at Portobello, a sight familiar to every resident of Edinburgh, takes on the appearance of a mirage here. The blurring of form and delicate merging of colour turn the image into look like an abstract painting. Its unreal qualities put the viewer in a contemplative mood. The formal values of the Romantic artists have been put to good use by the photographer to stress the insignificance of man in the vastness of nature.

  • title:
    From the series 'Stillness and Occurrence'
  • accession number:
    PGP 117.47
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  • materials:
    Colour photograph
  • date created:
    2000
  • measurements:
    54.00 x 77.30 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by the photographer 2001
  • copyright:
    © David Williams

David Williams

David Williams