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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Plowing at Sunset

Artwork

Identifier:
2006.202.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1908
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 12.5 in
Description:
Silhouette of horses in a work field with a yellow sunset under a gray, overcast sky in the background.
Historical Context:
In most of Alten's early works that reflect the theme of agrarian work, there are no sparkling or dazzling skies to distract the viewer. Instead the light and air are manipulated only as much as it illuminates the rural work depicted.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Library of Congress Subjects
Agriculture
Agriculture in art
Traditional farming
Farm life in art
Livestock in art
Plowing
Horses
Current Location:
2nd Floor (DEV) -> 201E (DEV) - Gordon Gallery 2nd Floor
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 2nd fl., Gordon Gallery