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Bermuda No.3 - The Tower (recto); Landscape with House (verso)

A work made of watercolor over graphite (recto and verso) on off-white wove paper.

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  • A work made of watercolor over graphite (recto and verso) on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1917

Artist:

Charles Demuth
American, 1883-1935

About this artwork

A native of Pennsylvania, Charles Demuth studied at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, and then the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In February 1917, he traveled with friend and fellow artist Mardsen Hartley to Bermuda, where he painted this watercolor. Here elements of Analytical Cubism intersect with the American Watercolor Revival’s emphasis on vibrant effects created by light passing through thin veils of color. While on a trip to Europe, the collectors Gertrude and Leo Stein introduced Demuth to the work of Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque; back in the United States, he developed a more restrained, evocative form of Cubism than his European contemporaries.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Demuth

Title

Bermuda No.3 - The Tower (recto); Landscape with House (verso)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1917

Medium

Watercolor over graphite (recto and verso) on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

25.4 × 35.4 cm (10 × 13 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.522

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