Fountain With Quote From Dreams Of The Immortal City Savannah
Photograph - Photography - Black And White
This is the second image with text featuring a quote from Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah, a book combining literary memoir with and art and photography. The first image-and-text artwork featuring a quote from the book and posted on Fine Art America/Pixels.com was "Owens-Thomas House in Savannah, Georgia Number 2."
The quote used here comes from the title story in which I document a number of unexpected revelations while editing the Civil War Savannah book series. The contrast of multi-hued text against a black and white background image of the Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah is an intentional one to dramatize the racial oppressiveness of the city's past with its current quest for inclusive cultural harmony.
NOTES ON THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN
According the Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog, Janes, Beebe & Company modeled the Forsyth Park Fountain (with some changes) "after a cast iron fountain designed by the J. P. Victor Andre Iron Foundry for display at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, which in turn was modeled after a fountain on the Place-de-la-Concorde in Paris, France."
The black and white image presented shows half the fountain framed by the park's lush foliage. The fountain is also featured in the prints titled: "Champagne Twilight: Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia (USA)" and "Sepia Afternoon: Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia (USA)." All are part of the gallery dedicated to art from and/or inspired by Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah.
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