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Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley
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Watson and the Shark (46.310) — John Singleton Copley

SIDEWHEELER II
SIDEWHEELER II

Photo ©2014, Detroit Institute of Arts

SIDEWHEELER II

Lyonel Feininger(American, 1871-1956)

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“I love how Feininger sharpens my perception of the intensity of the storm with waves, clouds, ship smoke, and the ship itself broken into angular shards. This non-fluid geometry remarkably conveys the vessel's struggle for forward motion against the repeated lift and drop of waves and crush of water surging across its decks. ”

Scott Boberg, Head of Interpretive Programs

Date
1913
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 37 3/8 x 45 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (94.9 x 115.6 x 6.4 cm) Canvas: 31 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (80.6 x 100.6 cm)
Department
European Modern Art to 1950
Classification
Paintings
Credit
City of Detroit Purchase
Accession No.
21.208
Provenance
Drs. Fritz Goldschmidt and Victor Wallerstein, Aug 1921
Keywords
canvas, oil, paint, abstraction
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