'Solar Effect in the Clouds - Ocean', photograph by Gustave Le Gray

'Solar Effect in the Clouds - Ocean', photograph by Gustave Le Gray

'Solar Effect in the Clouds - Ocean'
Photograph by Gustave Le Gray
1856
Albumen print from collodion on glass negative
Museum no. E.1340-2000
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Absent from the scene in Solar Effect in the Clouds – Ocean are the boats, heavy waves or any sign of humanity. The viewer is left in confrontation with the sea and potentially threatening clouds.