Rough Coast

Henning--Rough Coast--small.jpg

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Title

Rough Coast

Description

At the time of this painting, marine art in its modern form was less than a hundred years old. Henning shows the influence of Gustave Courbet's "landscapes of the sea" and of subsequent artists like Claude Monet, albeit in more representational form. A wave arriving at shore is secondary to the power of several elements in the painting--sky, cloud, ocean, wave, foam, and rock--each with its own distinctive style, each complicated by variations of light.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. He exhibited at the Brooklyn Artists Gallery in 1932. 38 works at National Gallery of Art as part of Index of American Design. 6 images at FAP.

Creator

Henning, Charles

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1937-02-02

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18173

Format

jpeg, 1.2 MB
jpeg, 13.9 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

083

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

24 x 29 in.
Condition: water stained, chipped paint, surface dirt

Geolocation