The Harbor At Sea Cliff, Long Island
Oscar Florianus Bluemner
Featuring vibrant, unmodulated hues, this sketchily rendered harbor scene typifies the modernist Oscar Bluemner’s interest in the emotional associations of color. According to his experimental theories, the blues and greens he used in the topography here symbolize serenity and the reds in the built structures indicate the vitality of life. More than descriptive, these expressive colors reflect the delight that Bluemner experienced in nature during his escapes from the bustle of New York City.
Crayon on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper
sheet: 7 3/16 x 11 1/4 in. (18.3 x 28.6 cm) (show scale)
Signed in black crayon, lower right: "O F B" in monogram
Inscribed in black crayon, lower right: "Sea Cliff [?]413 / E. 5 P L. 5. -11"
Gift of Stuart Feld
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Oscar Florianus Bluemner (American, born Prussia, 1867-1938). The Harbor At Sea Cliff, Long Island, 1911. Crayon on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper, sheet: 7 3/16 x 11 1/4 in. (18.3 x 28.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stuart Feld, 79.297.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.297.1_PS2.jpg)
overall, 79.297.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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