Arroyo Landscape

  • Victor Higgins, Arroyo Landscape, ca. 1929-1933, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb, 1993.48.5

Exhibition Label
Higgins found inspiration in the dramatic landscape around Taos, New Mexico, where he lived after 1914. In Arroyo Landscape, he emphasized the patterns and textures of the land and abstract versions of the distinctive vegetation of the area. Higgins conveyed the dry stream bed and the arid desert atmosphere by applying the watercolor with a relatively dry brush, allowing the texture and whiteness of the paper to heighten the sense of sun-parched land.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Title
Arroyo Landscape
Artist
Date
ca. 1929-1933
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Arvin Gottlieb

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape
Object Number
1993.48.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
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