Nightfall in St. Cloud (Abend im Park)
On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Gabriele Münter’s studies of the Parisian countryside were executed en plein air (outdoors) with overlapping strokes of wet paint, thickly applied with a palette knife, resulting in nearly abstracted images of land and sky. Of her landscape painting, Münter said, “My main difficulty was I could not paint fast enough. My pictures are all moments of life—I mean instantaneous visual experiences, generally noted very rapidly and spontaneously. When I begin to paint, it’s like leaping suddenly into deep waters, and I never know beforehand whether I will be able to swim.”
Oil on paperboard mounted on pulpboard
Signed lower left: "M"
Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr.
Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962). Nightfall in St. Cloud (Abend im Park), 1906. Oil on paperboard mounted on pulpboard, 3 15/16 x 6 1/2 in. (10 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr., 1992.107.29. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.107.29_PS9.jpg)
overall, 1992.107.29_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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