Among the first American abstract painters, Dove’s paintings often expressed serenity and a harmony between the forces of nature. He suffered a stroke in 1939, which limited his artistic production. The artist found solace in nature, and his compositions became increasingly geometric and two-dimensional. Here, the midnight-blue sky and rising tide reveal the balanced interconnectedness of nature. The full moon floats above interlocking, organic shapes characteristic of Dove’s late work.
Materialsoil on canvas
68.8 x 91.8 cm
Gift of Dorothy Meigs Eidlitz, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 1968