Street Movement, New York City
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.
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)
Frame: 37 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (95.9 x 80 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Marin 32"
Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
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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)
overall, 1992.11.25_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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