Martha Walter, Gossiping on the Beach

Martha Walter: Gossiping on the Beach (c. 1915) Oil on board
Title
Gossiping on the Beach
Date
c. 1915
Medium
Oil on board
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1955

In this painting, Martha Walter memorializes the simple pleasures of a day at the beach. The soft, hazy light dissolves forms into the sand, sea, and sky. Women and children dressed in brightly colored clothes are absorbed in private conversation, their backs to the viewer. The women and umbrellas create a colorful and rhythmic arrangement that distinguishes them from the diffused light found in the sand and sky.

Stories Trigger
Blank field used to trigger form on artwork and artist pages. DO NOT EDIT

Share:

Stories

We invite you to share your ideas, knowledge, and stories as they relate to the art in our collection. Read what people had to say about this art or use the form below write to us yourself.

Name:
Invalid Input
Message:
Invalid Input
Invalid Input