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New Moon

November 1917
(American, 1893–1967)
Sheet: 45.9 x 55.1 cm (18 1/16 x 21 11/16 in.)
Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation
Catalogue raisonné: Straus 278; Trovato 398
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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The curved forms in the windows and roof of the building correspond with a system of symbols that Burchfield developed in 1917 to express universal moods and emotions.

Description

This drawing represents a house in Burchfield's hometown, Salem, Ohio. Burchfield described passing the rundown building that he described as a “big black hulk against the pink sky” and being overcome by his desire to record its “character.” The house’s sinking, curved form and the shapes within the windows suggest Burchfield’s development of symbols and the foreboding mood of his work at this time.
New Moon

New Moon

November 1917

Charles Burchfield

(American, 1893–1967)
America, 20th century

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