Arthur Dove

Rising Tide

1943
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.
Artist
Title
Rising Tide
Date
1943
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
68.8 x 91.8 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Gift of Dorothy Meigs Eidlitz, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 1968
Accession number
15721