The Lily Pool

  • Rae Ferren, The Lily Pool, 2004, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2004, Rae Ferren, Gift of Bran Ferren, 2010.59

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Although Rae Ferren formally studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, she feels that the majority of her understanding of painting comes through doing it herself and from looking at fine art. She strives to maintain a closeness to nature by creating a personal interpretation of it. In The Lily Pool, Ferren's loose brushstrokes and vivid colors create an impression of a refreshing pond, alive with beautiful water lilies. The water's reflection of the surrounding landscape almost makes us feel as if we are standing amid the lush vegetation.

Title
The Lily Pool
Artist
Date
2004
On View
Dimensions
36 3/4 x 40 3/4 in. (93.3 x 103.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bran Ferren

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – lake
  • Landscape – plant – lily
Object Number
2010.59
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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