A Greater Morning (Q20487470)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Arthur Bowen Davies (Q708502)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: mountain (Q8502) morning (Q7722) body of water (Q15324)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 6287

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: Arthur B. Davies painted many images of nude women in dramatic landscapes during the early years of his career. Like many other turn-of-the-century artists, his work responded to the country's increasing urbanization by showing idealized images of people relating to nature. A Greater Morning shows two figures softly lit by the light of an early dawn. They evoke Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, unaware of their own nudity and waking to a new beginning in an untouched world.
keywords Landscape – time – sunrise Landscape – water Figure male – full length Landscape – mountain

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