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Street Movement, New York City

John Marin

American Art

In a group of New York City street scenes from the 1930s, John Marin reverted to a more conventionally Cubist compositional technique better suited to the geometries of urban architecture than to rural landscapes or coastal views. In these works, drawing and watercolor are almost equally balanced: heavy outlines of planar forms, including the stylized shapes of moving figures, are enhanced by earth-toned washes that lend them relative depth.
MEDIUM Transparent and opaque watercolor, black conté crayon and graphite on off-white, thick, rough wove paper
DATES 1932
DIMENSIONS 26 1/8 x 21 3/4 in. (66.4 x 55.2 cm) Frame: 37 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (95.9 x 80 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Marin 32"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION John Marin (American, 1870–1953). Street Movement, New York City, 1932. Transparent and opaque watercolor, black conté crayon and graphite on off-white, thick, rough wove paper, 26 1/8 x 21 3/4 in. (66.4 x 55.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.25. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.25_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.25_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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