Oil on canvas
Framed: 256.1 x 195 x 4.8 cm (100 13/16 x 76 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.); Unframed: 254 x 193 cm (100 x 76 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund and gift of The Cleveland Society for Contemporary Art and an Anonymous Donor 1979.17
© The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
The Ocean Park series drew inspiration from Henri Matisse’s View of Notre Dame (1914) and French Window at Collioure (1914), which Diebenkorn saw at a Los Angeles exhibition in 1966.
This work belongs to Diebenkorn’s landmark painting series Ocean Park, named for the then derelict artist neighborhood in which Diebenkorn lived, a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Rather than simply painting the landscape from his studio window, Diebenkorn intensely focused on the qualities of the natural light as it shone upon the surrounding buildings, water, and trees. Each painting from this series can be seen as a meditation on the way the natural world influences and affects our daily lives.
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