Heade Paintings

Romanticism

Paintings Reproductions Heade, Martin Johnson Approaching Storm, Beach Near Newport, c.1866-1867
Heade Paintings 1819 - 1904  USA, Hudson River School

Approaching Storm, Beach Near Newport, c.1866-1867

Oil on canvas, 28 x 58 1/4 inches (71.12 x 147.96 cm)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sea Landscapes

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OIL PAINTING:  Approaching Storm, Beach Near Newport, c.1866-1867

      Heade's primary interest in landscape, and the paintings for which Heade is perhaps best known today, was the New England coastal salt marsh. Contrary to typical Hudson River School displays of scenic mountains, valleys, and waterfalls, Heade's marsh landscapes avoided depictions of grandeur. Heade focused instead on the horizontal expanse of subdued scenery, deep dark water or employed repeating motifs that included small haystacks and diminutive figures.