Rocks at Laguna Beach
18.75 in x 15 in x ;24" x 20.5"
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Alten’s California seascapes play with abstraction more deliberately than his other landscapes. His loose brush strokes construct cool blue waves crashing up against the warm orange rocks, giving the piece a lively energy through his color palette and brush work. This piece is part of a larger trend that can be seen in his work as he approached the end of his life: that of Alten embracing expressionism, which was growing in popularity with the American artistic community.
Light reflecting off tan/brown rocks and blue water.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon