Marsden Hartley 1877 1943 was a well traveled American modernist painter, poet, and essayist, but it is his life long artistic engagement with his home state of Maine that defines his career Maine served as a creative springboard, a locus of memory and longing, a refuge, and a means of communion with other artists, such as Winslow Homer, who painted there This is the fMarsden Hartley 1877 1943 was a well traveled American modernist painter, poet, and essayist, but it is his life long artistic engagement with his home state of Maine that defines his career Maine served as a creative springboard, a locus of memory and longing, a refuge, and a means of communion with other artists, such as Winslow Homer, who painted there This is the first book to look at the artist s complex relationship with the Pine Tree State, providing a nuanced understanding of Hartley s impressive range in over 80 works, from the early Post Impressionist interpretations of seasonal change to the late depictions of Mount Katahdin, the most dramatic and enduring series in his oeuvre.
Marsden Hartley s Maine Marsden Hartley was a well traveled American modernist painter poet and essayist but it is his life long artistic engagement with his home state of Maine that defines his career Maine ser
I missed this exhibit at the Met Breuer as always, I m sure a lot is lost from actual work to reproduction But the book is beautifully illustrated, and gives a detailed timeline of Hartley and his relationship to Maine He lived many different places, but Maine always remained in his mind and influenced his imagery And he always returned to the place of his birth.His landscapes were largely imagined, even when based on a particular place The brushstrokes could be thick or thin, blurred or edged i [...]
Absolutely gorgeous paintings and well told story of one of my favorite artists.
Marsden Hartley s Maine by Donna Cassidy et al is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early March.A real life shared curation between the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Colby College Museum of Art in Maine, Marsden Hartley s Maine shows Hartley s art amid six commentaries on his earlier career, emotionality and motivations, his time in Maine in and out of a collective and, most notoriously, having an art studio in a chicken coop , and his own original poetry and autobiographica [...]
Hartley s style is really something special, and truly needs to be viewed in person if at all possible I was lucky enough to do this recently during a trip to the Colby Art Museum seeing Marsden Hartley s impasto oil paintings of scenic Maine landscapes was easily a highlight of my trip No, I haven t read through this collection word for word, but I certainly will be flipping through this on several occasions to revisit Hartley s whimsical world of mountains, lakes, and skies.
Marsden Hartley s Maine by Donna Cassidy is a beautifully illustrated overview of Hartley s life and work with an eye toward his connection to Maine.While this volume certainly emphasizes the visual art he produced I was particularly interested in Richard Deming s essay on Hartley s poetry The work as a whole does a wonderful job of giving a well rounded picture of Hartley but it is the attention given to his literary contributions which really made him come to life for me I think Deming s sugge [...]
This exploration of Marsden Hartley s work and in particular his relationship with Maine is everything you could want from an art book Lavishly illustrated with high quality pictures and clear and accessible explanatory text, this collaboration between New York s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Colby College Museum of Art in Maine is a volume to savour and opens up his artistic achievement to a wider audience.