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Marsden Hartley

Blue Landscape, ca. 1933

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Marsden Hartley, Blue Landscape, ca. 1933. Pastel on brown paper, 8 7/8 × 11 1/2 in. (22.5 × 29.2 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Promised gift of Bernard and Barbro Osher

Marsden Hartley traveled widely. In April 1933, he went to Germany, eventually traveling to the rural village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Wetterstein Range of the Bavarian Alps. There he found an inexpensive room in a private guesthouse ideally situated amid numerous mountain peaks. For the next four months, Hartley walked and hiked, seeking to find “mystical nature” and the “personalities of the mountains.”

Hartley drew inspiration from Cézanne’s images of Mont Sainte-Victoire, allowing him to render “mountain portraits” with reverence and sonorous color. Blue Landscape depicts the landscape with a flattened perspective and minimalist angularity. Sublime peaks are modeled in simple lines, a colossus described by fragile poetry.

Lauren Palmor
Associate Curator, American Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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