Sunset, Lake Michigan

Identifier
2018.58.1
Date Created
circa 1931
Work Medium
Dimensions
17" x 12"
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Historical Context
Mathias Alten began as a naturalist scene painter, eventually transitioning from Barbizon and Tonalist traditions to an Impressionistic style. His painting style evolved according to his audience and personal preferences. And while he avoided embracing the “modernist” style of the early Twentieth-Century, he was sympathetic to it.
Description
Water scene at sunset, blue water with yellows, pinks and oranges in the sky.
Credit
Gift of Anita Gilleo

Painting Origin

Michigan, Lake