One of John Marin’s favorite pictorial devices was the use of abstract “framing” lines, set at angles around the central motif both to contain it and to convey the vibration of natural energies contained within it. Derived from the prismatic Cubist abstractions pioneered in the early teens by the European painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, these design elements enhanced the modernist character of Marin’s sketchy landscape compositions.
Watercolor on white, very thick, rough textured wove paper
15 1/16 x 19 in. (38.3 x 48.3 cm)
Frame: 24 x 30 x 1 1/2 in. (61 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed near right edge, lower center, in blue watercolor: "Marin '14"
Inscribed verso upper center, in pencil: ' "Deer Isle" Me.'; verso bottom, in pencil: ' Kearns *44092 "Marin" '
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Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden
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John Marin (American, 1870-1953). Deer Isle, 1914. Watercolor on white, very thick, rough textured wove paper, 15 1/16 x 19 in. (38.3 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1996.150.3. © artist or artist's estate
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