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Antarctic Color

Birds fly in the foreground with ships in the background
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1956; Unframed Dimensions 12H X 31W
Accession #: 88-186-BE
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"The expedition vessels during the early summer days in McMurdo Sound lie against the bay ice in a patchwork of color schemes. The colors represent merely a complication of some of the profusion of moods that succeed one another in that world of whiteness. But whiteness is never white - it is the vehicle for reflecting the higher keys in the discernible color range and these can have a profound psychological effect on the visitor to Antarctica." --Commander Standish Backus.

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