Skyline with Boats in Foreground

A work made of watercolor with wiping, scraping, and blotting, and graphite with charcoal, on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed), laid down on white wove card.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with wiping, scraping, and blotting, and graphite with charcoal, on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed), laid down on white wove card.

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Sketched from the deck of the ferry that carried him back and forth from New Jersey to Manhattan, this view inspired Marin to improvise with his watercolors. For example, he explored a novel, indirect means of outlining the top of the Singer Building, painting a round blue stroke and, before the wash dried, touching his rag or blotting paper to its center and wicking out the wet color, leaving only the outline behind. He also floated one wet hue into another on the lightweight sketchbook sheet, allowing soft, feathered patterns to emerge as the colored strokes collided and dispersed.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Skyline with Boats in Foreground

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor with wiping, scraping, and blotting, and graphite with charcoal, on lightweight, smooth, cream wove paper (left and lower edges trimmed), laid down on white wove card

Dimensions

254 × 354 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.375

Copyright

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

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