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Austrian Tyrol

A work made of watercolor with blotting on thick, rough-textured, off-white wove paper.
© 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of watercolor with blotting on thick, rough-textured, off-white wove paper.

Date:

1910

Artist:

John Marin
American, 1870-1953

About this artwork

In the summer of 1910, Marin spent six weeks in the Austrian Alps. The subject of his second solo exhibition at 291 in February 1911, his fluid and vividly colored Tyrolean watercolors mark a breakthrough in his artistic practice. For the first time, the artist worked with little or no graphite underdrawing, painting his most freely worked watercolors to date and communicating his feeling of energy and joy in the environment. Here Marin applied bright, transparent washes with rapid gestures and plenty of water, emphasizing the contour of a hill with an outline of bright yellow pigment that would become one of his trademarks. He improvised with subtraction as well, removing pigment from the center of the composition and allowing pale mists of color to obscure the mountains.

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Artist

John Marin

Title

Austrian Tyrol

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1910

Medium

Watercolor with blotting on thick, rough-textured, off-white wove paper

Dimensions

466 × 394 mm

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.553R

Copyright

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

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