Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2
Though separated by several generations, Jervis McEntee and Marsden Hartley both employed emotive styles to express personal impressions of landscape rather than faithful transcripts of nature. In A Cliff in the Katskills (at left), McEntee rendered a well-known natural landmark in the Catskill Mountains with thickly applied daubs of paint, in a departure from the studious detail typical of mid-nineteenth- century landscape painting. The drama of McEntee’s painting, with its imposing boulder and foreboding clouds, is echoed in Marsden Hartley’s seascape. A Maine native, Hartley used an expressionist style of rough brushstrokes, bold outlines, and compressed space to depict the churning sea crashing against the rocky shore.
Oil on fabricated board
30 x 40 1/2in. (76.2 x 102.9cm)
frame: 39 1/4 x 49 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (99.7 x 125.7 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "M·H·42"
Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
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Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2, 1942. Oil on fabricated board, 30 x 40 1/2in. (76.2 x 102.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.18 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.18_SL1.jpg)
overall, 1992.11.18_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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You're looking at "Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2" by American artist Marsden Hartley. This was painted one year before his death and features an expressive use of brush work. Hartley became interested in painting his native region and he sought to capture the beauty of Maine, his home state, through a series of paintings.
He traveled in the same circles as Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keeffe, whose work we also have on view!