MARSDEN HARTLEY DOGTOWN SERIES

And so the population gradually withered away. He was all but made for such a state. All I can report is that I drove up Dogtown Road, which is just five minutes from the museum, and immediately high-tailed it out of there. Thereafter Hartley spent more than a decade wandering from town to town, from country to country, from continent to continent. But Hartley could paint. The views were good.

Thereafter Hartley spent more than a decade wandering from town to town, from country to country, from continent to continent. He made a note to come back. Only those with scant choice remained: You only have to go there to pick up on its peculiar emanations, which attract even as they repel. The last home was knocked down in The paintings are absolutely fired with conviction.

He was all but made for such a state. He was writing to apologize.

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There are no doubt other reasons, just as cogent. One found there a total absence of anything to do with the picturesque. The views were good. Ejection, rejection, the quality of wonder that goes with being cast out on your own: But an atmosphere of forsaken humanity remains. Thereafter Hartley spent more than a decade wandering from town to town, from country to country, dogton continent to continent.

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He made a note to come back. And so the population gradually withered away. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow. He was a vivid dogtonw and at times convincing poet, as well as a painter. Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this review misstated the year Hartley died.

All I can report is that I drove up Dogtown Road, which digtown just five minutes from the museum, and immediately high-tailed it out of there. A teacher was murdered there in Only sixty to families ever lived there, eking out a subsistence living in difficult circumstances.

Hartley fell in love with Dogtown at a time when he was feeling forsaken himself.

Instead, he reinserts his simplified but never schematized rocks, clouds, and shrubs into a pictorial field that remains utterly coherent, perfectly legible, even as the paint itself conveys a farouche energy. Nature encroached, impeccably indifferent. The place was marked by centuries of neglect.

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And this time he got painting. Rumors of witchcraft and menace abound.

Only those with scant choice remained: The paintings are absolutely fired with conviction. Hartley was a deep soul.

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Evidence of human abandonment was everywhere. The settlement dates to the midth century.

Dogs they kept close for protection went feral when their owners died or peeled away. You only have to go there to pick up on its peculiar emanations, which attract even as they repel. He identified with the landscape in a way that renewed him, rather than reinforcing his depression. Sign up for more newsletters here. There are more than a dozen paintings and about the same number of drawings in the Cape Ann Museum show, which repeats, with feeling and doftown extra drawings hartleey, a similar show mounted by the museum in But Hartley could paint.

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Those with means moved closer to the harbors of Gloucester and Rockport. You believe them the instant you come into their orbit.