Green Sea (1954) by Milton Avery

Green Sea - 1954 - by Milton Avery

Artwork Information

TitleGreen Sea
ArtistMilton Avery
Date1954
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions42 x 60 in.
Current LocationThe Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York
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About Green Sea

Green Sea is a stunning oil on canvas painting by the American modern painter, Milton Avery. Completed in 1954, the Expressionist piece measures 42 × 60 inches and features three sections of pure color portraying a marina scene. The black sea, white waves, and warm taupe sand are depicted in uniform, ethereal light.

Avery’s increasingly abstract style can be seen in Green Sea, which is one of his late works. The absence of human figures adds to the serenity of this piece. Despite being relatively unknown until 1929, Avery’s paintings gained attention for their unique color palette and bold use of abstraction.

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