Afterglow

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1913

Artist:

Jonas Lie
American, 1880–1940

About this artwork

Norwegian-born artist Jonas Lie received great acclaim for his luminous renderings of New York City. His unique merging of Impressionism with a bold, painterly realism was admired for its potency and vigor, which was seen as a healthy antidote to the more delicate styles of many American Impressionists. Afterglow also intrigued contemporary critics for its depiction of the city. Many reviewers questioned whether Lie's gleaming view of lower Manhattan—especially the monumental buildings of the financial district—was intended as an allegory or as a commentary on American economic power and aspirations. In these readings, the glowing buildings suggest a wondrous city of gold, yet one that remains tantalizingly in the distance

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American Art

Artist

Jonas Lie

Title

Afterglow

Origin

United States

Date

1908–1918

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower left: Jonas Lie

Dimensions

127.6 × 153.4 cm (50 1/4 × 60 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1914.389

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