1877 - 1943

Marsden Hartley

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Marsden Hartley (real name: Edmund Hartley) was an American artist and poet, one of the largest representatives of avant-garde in his country. Spending much of his time in Europe, the artist joined a large and influential German group called the “Blue Horseman”. He also participated in prestigious European and American exhibitions. The works of Marsden Hartley are represented in large public collections throughout America as an important and integral part of the avant-garde movement in this country.

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– Experimenting with different techniques, Hartley developed his own technique of using intense colors. Mountainsides, cloudy skies and other scenic imagery always attracted the artist.

– During the “pre-European” period, the artist created a series of still lifes, in which he emphasized both the geometrical structure of objects and decorative elements. He used the brighter colors of the palette and planes with strongly induced contours inherent in Fauvism.

– Hartley created a series of symbolic still lifes in the Cubist manner, and also wrote a series of German military works known as portraits of officers. In them, the artist showed his talent to notice the mental and physical characteristics and accurately convey them in a piece. He selected the palette and technique of applying the smear in accordance with the task.
In the mature period of his career, the artist was immersed in mystical and metaphysical literature. He tried to clarify and simplify his own art and create “new optimism” and “new energy”. Inspired by the history of Mexico, Hartley put his understanding of spirituality into Mexican subjects. His pictures from that time are considered a powerful and logical bridge between the Berlin periods and subsequent work. The artist achieved a true connection between the mystical and spiritual roots of his art.




Marsden Hartley

On Artist

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Impressionism

Post-Impressionim

Cubism

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Franz Marc

Lionel Feininger

artists

Wassily Kandinsky

Pablo Picasso

Henri Matisse

Giovanni Segantini

William Merritt Chase

George Inness

Maurice Brasil Prendergast

Max Weber

Paul Cezanne

Alfred More

By Artist

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Abstract expressionism

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Lionel Feininger

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 55.9 x 71.1 cm. Location: private collection.

1941

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Whitney Museum of American Art.

1936

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Mediums: oil, panel. Location: The Phillips collection, Washington.

1913

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Mediums: oil, panel. Location: private collection.

1916

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: The Museum of Fine Arts, USA.

1914

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Dimensions: 173,4 x 105,1 сm. Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA.

1914

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1933

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, USA.

1916

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum (United States - Minneapolis, Minnesota).

1914 - 1915

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, USA.

1913