Pagent Before The War

size(cm): 50x40
Sale price£143 GBP


Marsden Hartley's "Pagent Before War" painting is a masterpiece of modern art that has captivated art lovers for decades. This artwork is one of the most representative of Hartley's artistic style, which is characterized by its use of vibrant colors and bold brushwork technique.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a wealth of detail combining to create a striking image. The central figure of the painting is a man in a carnival mask, who stands in the center of the composition surrounded by other characters. The central figure is a representation of popular culture and carnival tradition, which Hartley deeply admired.

The use of color in the painting is another highlight. Hartley used a bright, saturated color palette to create a sense of joy and celebration. Red, yellow and blue hues combine to create a vibrant and lively image.

The story behind the painting is also fascinating. It was created in 1913, just before the outbreak of World War I, and Hartley is believed to have created it as a celebration of life and culture before the war changed everything. The painting is also a tribute to popular culture and the tradition of carnivals, which Hartley considered an art form in itself.

There are many little-known aspects of this painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Hartley is believed to have been inspired by the work of Paul Cézanne to create the painting's composition. It is also known that the central figure of the painting is based on a carnival mask that Hartley bought in an antique store in New York.

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