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In her Waterfall series, Pat Steir has explored the imagery of water, continuing her fascination with landscape. This work, which verges on abstraction, is nevertheless an evocative representation of a waterfall. The artist applied a number of horizontal brushstrokes loaded with thinned paint at the top of the canvas, and the paint streamed down in lines, drips, and rivulets, emulating the properties of water.
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan, and gift of Edward A. Bragaline, by exchange
© Pat Steir
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Pat Steir (American, born 1940). Everlasting Waterfall, 1989. Oil on canvas, 108 1/2 x 95in. (275.6 x 241.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan, and gift of Edward A. Bragaline, by exchange, 1990.109. © Pat Steir
overall, 1990.109_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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