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Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Title:

Haystacks


Artist: Martin Johnson Heade (1819 - 1904)
Date: ca. 1871-1875
Dimensions:
10 x 22 in. (25.4 x 55.9 cm)
Framed: 22 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (57.2 x 87.6 x 8.3 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Promised Gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Signed: l.l.: MJ Heade
On View
Label TextAlthough titled Haystacks, the subtle effects of light and color are the true subject of this painting. Despite the small size of the painting, Martin Johnson Heade emphasized an expansive view by using a canvas that is more than twice as wide as it is high. The quiet setting, where land and water meet the open skies, evokes contemplation, meditation, and the passing of time.
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