Louisiana poster with work by the American artist, Marsden Hartley, Leaves, (1929) . Although Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) has been called "America's first great modern painter of the 20th century," his original work has long been overlooked. Louisiana presented him in 2019 at the first retrospective exhibition in Europe in over 60 years.
Marsden Hartley was both painter and poet and lived much of his life as a nomad between Europe and the United States, and his work can be considered a bridge between European and American modernism.
Hartley's many travels resulted in a number of deeply original groups of works from 1906 to 1943. Among these are abstract paintings based on military symbols from the horrors of the First World War, almost surreal landscapes from New Mexico and feminized figure paintings of muscular working men.
Still life and close-ups - like here - of e.g. flowers, leaves, fish and conch shells are among the recurring motifs in his work.
Marsden Hartley was centrally located in art life both in Europe and at home. But nevertheless, Hartley's art has been largely unknown - perhaps because of the multifaceted nature of the work, which has made it difficult to place him in art history.
Louisiana's exhibition became one of the largest presentations of Marsden Hartley's art. With over 110 paintings, the exhibition covered the artist's entire work, including his work as a poet and essayist.
Dimensions: 109.6 x 84 cm
Note: The poster is sold as in the first picture, i.e. without frame.