Marsden Hartley subs for Asher Durand at Brooklyn Museum

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Marsden Hartley Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2 1942 oil on board 30" x 40.5"

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[detail]


We crossed Brooklyn ferry this afternoon (by subway, of course), on the last day of the Asher Durand show at Brooklyn Museum. I wasn't permitted to photograph the Durand paintings, because they were not part of the museum's own collection, but my camera wasn't idle when we walked through the other galleries on the 5th floor.

This evening, still on the subject of the natural beauty of the Northeast, I can't think of a better image to stand in for the pioneering Durand landscapes than this magnificent painting by Marsden Hartley. It may be my favorite thing of the day.