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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.600.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1912
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 19.125 in Width: 15.25 in
Description:
White building on left, tower in background on right. Man pulling cart in foreground. Blue sky.
Historical Context:
Alten spent much of his time in Spain painting Mediterranean coastal scenes. He made Cabañal his base while staying in Spain and from there travelled to Italy, Austria, and Germany. The works completed while in Spain reflect a much brighter and more sunlit palette than those done in Northern Europe. In 1912, Alten travelled to Spain with his friend Forrest Emerson Mann, a Grand Rapids artist and metal smith, and set his sights on the city of Valencia. Valencia was home to the popular Spanish artist Joaquí­n Sorolla, whose work Alten admired.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
oil paint
Library of Congress Subjects
Valencia (Spain : Region)--History
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 1st fl., Gordon Gallery