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Artist: Ernest Lawson
[Impressionist painter, 1873-1939]

Title: Spring Night, Harlem River

Date: 1913
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 25 x 30 inches (64 x 76 cm)
Location: The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Image size: 1280 x 1057 pixels, 480 Kbytes
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This work is from the current Washington D.C. exhibition, East Meets West: Hiroshige at The Phillips Collection.

Lawson was considered an Impressionist painter, but his work is far from serene. Rather than choosing romantic fields and forests to paint, he preferred scenes in which the landscape showed evidence of industrialization -- bridges, houses, even mining camps. And instead of being friendly and fuzzy, his brushwork was severe and angular. This piece almost looks as if it were painted with shards of glass.


A poster of this painting is available at Allposters. (they use a terrible photograph of the poster; I haven't seen the poster itself, but I would expect it to be good)
Spring Night, Harlem River
 
 
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