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"
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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)
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