The Harbor At Sea Cliff, Long Island
Featuring vibrant, unmodulated hues, this sketchily rendered harbor scene typifies the modernist Oscar Bluemner’s interest in the emotional associations of color. According to his experimental theories, the blues and greens he used in the topography here symbolize serenity and the reds in the built structures indicate the vitality of life. More than descriptive, these expressive colors reflect the delight that Bluemner experienced in nature during his escapes from the bustle of New York City.
- Artist: Oscar Florianus Bluemner, American, born Prussia, 1867-1938
- Medium: Crayon on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper
- Dates: 1911
- Dimensions: sheet: 7 3/16 x 11 1/4 in. (18.3 x 28.6 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed in black crayon, lower right: "O F B" in monogram
- Inscriptions: Inscribed in black crayon, lower right: "Sea Cliff [?]413 / E. 5 P L. 5. -11"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 79.297.1
- Credit Line: Gift of Stuart Feld
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Oscar Florianus Bluemner (American, born Prussia, 1867-1938). The Harbor At Sea Cliff, Long Island, 1911. Crayon on cream, medium-weight, slightly textured wove paper, sheet: 7 3/16 x 11 1/4 in. (18.3 x 28.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stuart Feld, 79.297.1
- Record Completeness: Good (64%)