Weehawken, New Jersey

A work made of watercolor with opaque watercolor, rewetting and touches of blotting, on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper, laid down on white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with opaque watercolor, rewetting and touches of blotting, on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper, laid down on white wove paper.

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Unified by somber blue-gray washes painted wet-into-wet and enlivened by small touches of bright, warm color, this sheet recalls watercolors Marin painted of the Seine River. Imbued with the quiet mood of a Whistler nocturne, this watercolor also utilizes an important motif from Chinese painting: the artist suggested the spiky branches of a bare tree with strokes of black watercolor, gracefully balancing and screening the view of the distant skyline. The riverbank at Weehawken was a site Marin knew from his youth; that he was drawn back to it for this perspective on the metropolis bears out his statement, “As for subject matter—I go places intimate to me and in those intimate places I start to paint my painting.”

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Weehawken, New Jersey

Origin

United States

Date

1910

Medium

Watercolor with opaque watercolor, rewetting and touches of blotting, on lightweight, slightly textured, off-white wove paper, laid down on white wove paper

Dimensions

223 × 296 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.377

Copyright

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

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