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The Quiet Light of Evening

Charles Davis, The Quiet Light of Evening, before 1933, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of John Pogzeba, 1963 (1088.23P) Photo by Cameron Gay

The Quiet Light of Evening

Artist: Charles Harold Davis (American, 1856 - 1933)
Date: before 1933
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Image: 28 3/8 × 35 3/8 in. (72.1 × 89.9 cm)
Frame: 32 11/16 × 39 7/8 × 1 5/8 in. (83 × 101.3 × 4.1 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Gift of John Pogzeba, 1963
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 1088.23P
Description
Charles Harold Davis was a prominent American Impressionist working on the east coast. He was a leading figure in the art colony at Mystic, Connecticut, and in 1913, became the founder of the Mystic Art Association. He was known as a prominent Tonalist painter and famous for his cloud and skyscapes. Tonalist artists worked in palettes of dark, subtle, yet expressive color and forms, and they believed that landscapes could evoke emotion and suggest deep cosmic harmonies. Tonalism is a subgenre within nocturne paintings, with the Tonalists focusing on the distinctive colors of dusk and night which are restful on the eyes and inspire serene contemplation.
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