Montauk, Long Island
Painted in a luminist style, vividly breaking waves contrast with shadows on dunes; a play of light and shadows upon gently billowing clouds parallels this juxtaposition overhead. In a feature typical of marine art from this time, the tiny sails of ships--whether illuminated or shadowed by clouds--are used as a reference to indicate distance and point toward the infinite sea. At the time of this painting Tryon was 25 years old and recently had decided to become a professional artist. He went on to a long career, albeit one quite different in pictorial style after studying in Europe.
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925
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