Tree and Mountain Forms, Delaware River Country

A work made of watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and scraping, on moderately thick, rough, off-white wove paper (all 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 scraping, on moderately thick, rough, off-white wove paper (all edges trimmed).

Date:

1916

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

Marin painted this watercolor in the fall of 1916, while staying at Echo Lake, Pennsylvania, near the Delaware Water Gap. He worked so vigorously that bristles from his brush remain embedded in the paint. Experimenting with subtractive techniques, he gave the resulting marks a prominence equal to that of a brushstroke. Repeatedly rewetting some passages, he used extensive blotting and scrubbing to create ghostly effects that conjure nature’s fleeting changes.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Tree and Mountain Forms, Delaware River Country

Origin

United States

Date

1916

Medium

Watercolor with rewetting, blotting, wiping, and scraping, on moderately thick, rough, off-white wove paper (all edges trimmed)

Dimensions

419 × 490 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1956.379

Copyright

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

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