Over the Harbor, Centerport

Media - 2005.5.25 - SAAM-2005.5.25_1 - 67670
Copied Arthur Dove, Over the Harbor, Centerport, 1942, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin, 2005.5.25
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Artwork Details

Title
Over the Harbor, Centerport
Artist
Date
1942
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
5 129 in. (14.022.9 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2005.5.25

Artwork Description

Over the Harbor, Centerport is one of many small-scale watercolors Dove created in his beloved Long Island, New York, during the last years of his life. This landscape provided constant inspiration for the artist who preferred the organic shapes of nature to the angular shapes of the city. In this abstract, lyrical composition, Dove captured the essence of the harbor with loosely painted black lines and an earthy palette. Flecks of white paper, left purposely exposed, create a texture reminiscent of sea-foam and clouds.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009