Moonrise

  • Ralph Albert Blakelock, Moonrise, n.d., oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.3

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Ralph Albert Blakelock is most famous for his moonlit landscapes. In Moonrise, we can just make out the glowing orb behind thickly painted auburn trees. The mysterious yellow-green light from the sky gives a hint of shadowy earth in the foreground and a tree trunk to the left, intensifying the sense of being in a place within the artist's mind.

Title
Moonrise
Artist
Date
n.d.
Location
Dimensions
15 5/8 x 23 7/8 in. (39.7 x 60.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – forest
  • Landscape – celestial – moon
  • Landscape – time – night
Object Number
1909.7.3
Palette
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