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Contemporary & Modern American Art
New Mexico Recollection, c.1923 (oil on canvas) Featured Contemporary & Modern American Art Image

New Mexico Recollection, c.1923 (oil on canvas)

500343 New Mexico Recollection, c.1923 (oil on canvas)
by Hartley, Marsden (1877-1943); 101.6x120.65 (framed) 80x99.7 (unframed) cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: A tormented and restless loner, Hartley moved back and forth between America and Europe, living at times in Maine, Ohio, New York, Paris, and Berlin. In 1918 he visited New Mexico and hated it, complaining of too many tourists and "cheap" artists. Despite his dislike for the state, its desert haunted him. In 1923 he began his New Mexico Recollections, a series of works probably painted in Berlin. The dark, brooding palette of this "recollection," one of the finest paintings on the theme, suggests an homage to the 19th-century visionary artist Albert Pinkham Ryder. The scene rolls with motion and counter motion, an effect Hartley called"wave rhythms." The twisted, tormented shapes and dark colors, which almost seem filled with lead, suggest that this wild and distant place represents a state of mind as much as an actual site. Perhaps the scene refers to the artist's uncertainty about his own direction in life. Although he did not enjoy New Mexico at the time of his visit, in 1931 he spoke fondly of its "glorious light," while simultaneously describing the desert as "a dark forest for one who can't take it."
); Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund with additional support from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Fund; American, out of copyright

© Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund with additional support from the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Fund / Bridgeman Images

Portrait of a German Officer, 1914 (oil on canvas) Featured Contemporary & Modern American Art Image

Portrait of a German Officer, 1914 (oil on canvas)

3468988 Portrait of a German Officer, 1914 (oil on canvas) by Hartley, Marsden (1877-1943); 173.4x105.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Portrait of Karl von Freyburg, a Prussian lieutenant whom the artist loved and who died in the war. Von Freyburg is portrayed symbolically with the initials, "K.v.F."; his regiment number, 4; his age at death, 24; and the Iron Cross that he received posthumously. ); American, out of copyright

© Bridgeman Images