Evening

Media - 1917.1.2 - SAAM-1917.1.2_1 - 45203
Copied William J. Kaula, Evening, 1902, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary B. Longyear, 1917.1.2

Artwork Details

Title
Evening
Date
1902
Dimensions
31 7839 38 in. (81.099.9 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mary B. Longyear
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — domestic — house
  • Landscape — water
  • Landscape — time — evening
Object Number
1917.1.2

Artwork Description

This image captures the last glimpses of light before darkness falls on a summer day. The luminous clouds and vast expanse of sky complement the comforting shadows of trees over a quiet homestead. William J. Kaula painted the greens, browns, and lavenders in closely related values that suggest the soft glow of twilight on a warm evening.