The End of Oil at the Corcoran Gallery

November 9, 2009 at 12:41 am (art, Azerbaijan) (, , , , , )

In Edward Burtynsky’s exhibit Oil, Azerbaijan represents both the birthplace of the modern oil industry and the site of its demise.  Burtynsky: Oil is running until December 13th, 2009 at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC.

SOCAR Oil Fields #2 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 © Edward Burtynsky

SOCAR Oil Fields #2 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 © Edward Burtynsky

The stunning colors of these industrial landscapes, many of which are framed by nature in the perhaps unattainable distance, are grossly humbled by the computer screen; however, larger images are available on Burtynsky’s website.

SOCAR Oil Fields #3 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 © Edward Burtynsky

SOCAR Oil Fields #3 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 © Edward Burtynsky

 

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1 Comment

  1. morningjoy said,

    Thank you for sharing these photos. It’s vital to record history, isn’t it? We have much to learn from this chapter.

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