Gathering Wood

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Title

Gathering Wood

Description

Though only a small sketch, this watercolor demonstrates a pervasive influence of Asian artistic styles and motifs upon Southern artists of the time. This is especially apparent by the strong vertical composition and the use of black, ink-like pigment with sparse color. Encouraged by Birge Harrison, Alice Smith adopted a more introspective philosophy and artistic approach than many of her contemporaries. In the manner of an Asian silk scroll painting, Gathering Wood reminds us that the activities of men take a secondary role to the landscape itself.

Creator

Smith, Alice Ravenel Huger

Source

2014.1.93

Date

ca 1935

Contributor

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1876-1958

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Original Format

watercolor on paper

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