Open Sea

Alexandrovich--Open Sea.jpg
AlexandrovichAlbert - Open Sea.jpg

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Title

Open Sea

Description

A cool colored, slightly impressionistic seascape, "Open Sea" displays the tumult and beauty of waves on the ocean juxtaposed with the serenity of passing clouds overhead. The artist uses the natural contrast between the blue and white colors to evoke mixed feelings of relaxation and suspense.

About the Artist: Born in Odessa, Russia, Alexandrovich was trained in Belgium and France before immigrating to the US in 1925 (his citizenship sponsor was fellow marine artist Ragnar Olson). At a 1939 show, his art was praised as “bringing to the painting of the sea a sympathetic understanding and a subtlety of expression that set his work apart....Unlike the majority of painters of the sea, he knows the value of mystery and suggestion, and yet with it all contrives to convey a sense of the ocean's resistless weight and might” (New York Sun 29 April 1939: 12). 1 more image at FAP.

Creator

Alexandrovich, Albert, b. 1904

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1939?

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Noel, Ricky (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18101

Format

jpeg, 709 KB
jpeg, 3.5 MB

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

19.5 x 23.5 in.
Condition: chipped, stained, surface dirt

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