Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, China

Lynn Davis2001

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art
New York, United States

This photograph, taken in Dunhuang, China, depicts a Buddhist island shrine with a restored towering pagoda. It is representative of Lynn Davis's focus on monumental landscapes and iconic architecture in her photography, as since the mid-1980s she has sought and documented the world's most exalted sites--both natural and manmade. In its subject and the quiet, contemplative character of the image, this work reveals the intersection of Davis's refined, classical eye and her spiritual life as a practitioner of Buddhism.


  • Title: Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, China
  • Creator: Lynn Davis
  • Date: 2001
  • Date Created: 2001
  • Physical Dimensions: 34 1/2 x 90 3/8 in.
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, Lynn Davis/Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, PH2008.3
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print toned with sepia and aluminum
  • Place of Creation: Dunhuang, China

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