Object Detail


Date
Circa 1932-Circa 1933
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on multi-layered composite board
Measurements
29 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches (unframed)
35 3/16 x 41 7/16 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Fields
Houses
Credit Line
Bequest of Nathan Berliawsky, 1980.35.20
Accession No
80.35.20
Context
This scene of a country road running just inland from the coast in Rockland, Maine is filled with exuberance and energy of youth, and suggests her growing confidence as an artist. She filled the narrow band of blue sky with colorful stars, later saying the star “could be a crown, five points, I’ve always felt like a star”. It was probably painted just before Nevelson left for Munich to study with the influential painter-teacher Hans Hofmann (1880-1966).

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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