Oscar Bluemner, Evening Tones, 1911-1917, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James F. Dicke II and museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum, the Julia D. Strong Endowment and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2002.24
Evening Tones abstracts a landscape along the Hudson River into a vibrant range of colors. Oscar Bluemner came to the United States to escape Germany's conservatism, hoping to find the freedom to try new ideas. After years of struggling in his architectural practice, he turned to painting, throwing himself into the exciting theories of modern art that were making their way across the Atlantic from Europe.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
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15 1/4 x 20 in. (38.7 x 50.8 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of James F. Dicke II and museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum, the Julia D. Strong Endowment and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
- Landscape – time – evening
- Cityscape – New York – Mount Vernon
- Cityscape – river – Bronx River
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