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Throbbing Fountain, Night

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Description: Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917
Some representations of the urban night accommodated the presence of the Other one way or another, using contrast or the picturesque to keep it at a distance, or immersing it in an ambiguous darkness. In a good number of images, however, artists attempted to depict the urban environment in and of itself, neglecting or effacing the marks of human presence. They...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.187-203

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