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Being among the most recognized painters in the United States by the beginning of the twentieth century, it would be expected for Thomas Moran to settle on the Hudson River School style that earned him his spot among the greats. Instead, his late career is marked by a continuous effort to improve and reinvent his style, often experimenting in much the same ways as his great artistic inspiration, the British J. W. M. Turner.
Finished in 1900, this oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, is a great example of that penchant for the experimental. Taking on an already familiar combination of subject matter, Moran portrays East Hampton, a region neighboring his hometown, in the early Autumn season, which the artist often portrayed throughout his entire career. Moran uses that familiarity as the solid base upon which to experiment, which in this case meant using his brush stroke more dynamically to create an even more dramatic feeling, even though the setting itself is the very definition of bucolic.
The vista itself contains the meeting point between a grove and the beach, the former occupying much of the foreground of the painting, while the latter dominates the background. Along the left side, a creek flows lazily to the sea, surrounded by creeping vegetation and rocks, in which a few calves are refreshing themselves. Apart from the domesticated bovines and a sailboat far in the distance, there is not a much human presence in the scene, increasing the idyllic character of the scene.
The choice of color palette for this piece departs considerably from Moran’s usual, which tends to be more a more homogenous combination of shades, while here we have a very contrasting Autumnal tree in a predominantly cold colored background. In fact, the shades of green used for the grass conflict with the tree, making it seem like they were portrayed in two distinct seasons of the year.
The truly experimental aspect of this piece is in the brushwork. Here, Moran takes a much more aggressive approach, departing from his style and adding a whole dramatic aspect to an otherwise placid scene. Lastly, Moran added a strong patch of dark clouds to the right of the scene, forecasting a brash change in the mood to happen in the new future.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of View of East Hampton, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of View of East Hampton that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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