Composed from My House, Outlook III

John Marin (American, 1870-1953)

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Marin lived on Cape Split in Maine, where he thrived on recording the changes to sky, sea, and land that surrounded him.

The artist took enormous pleasure in manipulating the medium of watercolor. Here the transparency of the sea contrasts with the density of the rocky beach.

The jagged shoreline also reflects Marin’s attraction to the angular shapes common to Cubist compositions.

Object Information

artist
John Marin (American, 1870-1953)
creation date
1942
materials
watercolor over pencil on off-white paper
dimensions
15 x 21 in.
24 x 30 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
signed and dated in watercolor, L.R.: Marin 42
accession number
51.12
credit line
Mary B. Milliken Fund
copyright
© Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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