High Summer

  • Wolf Kahn, High Summer, 1972, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.42

Exhibition Label
Wolf Kahn sees his landscapes as meditations on the world. The intense yellow grass and the freely brushed orange barn glowing against dark trees in High Summer convey the sleepy beauty of a hot, still day at his studio in Vermont. Kahn came to understand the crucial role that light and color play in the perception of space while a student of Hans Hofmann, who taught that the optical interaction of adjacent hues generates an internal energy that establishes the emotional valence of a composition.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
High Summer
Artist
Date
1972
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
50 x 58 5/8 in. (126.9 x 149.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – farm – barn
  • Landscape – season – summer
  • Landscape – farm
Object Number
1986.6.42
Palette
Linked Open Data
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