October Landscape

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Title

October Landscape

Description

Although it owes something to Cézanne’s post-impressionist fields of color, Rites’ painting often de-emphasizes formal shapes that would hold together such a composition. It takes a second look to discern a house, outbuilding, and dock upon a pond or small lake—the effect is one of vividly hued camouflage. Interestingly, the most distinct lines are those of two trees in the foreground, and next to them a pole with a telephone or electrical power line.

About the Artist
: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Rites graduated from Cornell University in 1922 and then studied art in Paris. His works were exhibited at the Galerie de la Renaissance in 1932, whose catalog preface mentions the influence of Cezanne upon his painting (Ithaca Journal 19 Dec. 1933: 7). Along with NDG artist David Dorfman, Rites illustrated a 1941 WPA reading book entitled Tales of Old New York. 2 more images at FAP.

Creator

Rites, Marion B[ushanse], b. 1900

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1936

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18252

Format

jpeg, 1.1 MB
jpeg, 14.3 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

159

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

19.5 x 23.5 in.
Condition: peeling

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