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Arthur G. Dove

American Art

Beginning in the late 1920s, Arthur Dove created abstract compositions inspired by natural forms and forces that he believed would be understood intuitively by the viewer. By the 1930s he was working out his compositions in this type of small-scale washes and then executed his ink drawing over them to lend a degree of clarity to the abstracted areas of color. Here a white form with a black mark suggests a dwelling near a wooded shoreline.
MEDIUM Watercolor washes and black ink on cream, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper
DATES ca. 1938
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm) Frame: 16 3/8 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (41.6 x 54 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower edge, center: "Dove"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.112
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given in memory of Priscilla Crosby Lewis and Gift of the American Art Council
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Arthur G. Dove
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CAPTION Arthur G. Dove (American, 1880-1946). Untitled, ca. 1938. Watercolor washes and black ink on cream, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper, Sheet: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given in memory of Priscilla Crosby Lewis and Gift of the American Art Council, 1992.112. © Estate of Arthur G. Dove
IMAGE overall, 1992.112_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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