The Brook

A work made of watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and touches of scraping, over touches of graphite, on thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper (lower and right edges trimmed).
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and touches of scraping, over touches of graphite, on thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper (lower and right edges trimmed).

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

In his watercolors of rushing streams made in the Austrian Tyrol, Marin denoted hovering mists and the free-flowing movement of water over rocks by adding layers of wet color to stain the paper and then wiping them away, creating soft, ghostly areas of almost subliminal color. He conjured the shape of a shrub by subtracting pigment, perhaps with the handle of his brush, adding touches of blue to draw the eye into the haze. Cementing his reputation as a “master of mists,” the Tyrol watercolors earned Marin many new admirers and are still counted among his most important watercolors.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

The Brook

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and touches of scraping, over touches of graphite, on thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper (lower and right edges trimmed)

Dimensions

470 x 391 mm (max)

Credit Line

Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1926.218

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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