Red Rock Falls
Red Rock Falls, 1947
Oil on canvas
33 7/8 × 43 7/8 in. (86.04 × 111.44 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1977.70
Photo credit: Larry Sanders
©2010 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Milton Avery depicted the visible world in terms of its essences. Avery reduced this Montana vista to a few broad planes of glowing color that, pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, suggest the most rudimentary of landscape forms. To emphasize two-dimensionality and reduce the illusion of recession, Avery created textures by scratching patterns into selected areas. Soft edges and the dark green under-painting unite the distinct and resonant colors to create overall harmony.
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