The Ice Hole

size(cm): 45x45
Sale price£143 GBP


Marsden Hartley's painting "The Ice Hole" is a masterpiece of modern art that has captivated art lovers since its creation in 1913. This work is a perfect example of Hartley's artistic style, characterized by its use of geometric shapes and vibrant colors.

The composition of the painting is mesmerizing, with a hole in the center that appears to be floating in a sea of ​​deep blue. The shape of the hole is almost perfect, with sharp edges and a depth that seems infinite. The geometric shape of the hole contrasts with the smoothness of the water that surrounds it, creating a visual tension that is typical of Hartley's style.

Color is another outstanding aspect of this work. The deep blue of the water is intense and vibrant, while the hole in the center is pure and brilliant white. The colors complement each other, creating a visual harmony that is both relaxing and exciting.

The story behind the painting is also fascinating. Hartley created this work while living in Berlin, where she had moved to escape the sadness she felt after the death of her lover. The painting is an expression of his pain and his desire to find a place of peace and tranquility.

There are also little-known aspects of this work. For example, Hartley is said to have been inspired by a hole in the ice he saw while walking on a frozen lake in Maine. The shape of the hole is also believed to resemble the shape of a heart, suggesting that the painting is an expression of love and loss.

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