Cityscape, Jacob Maris, c. 1885 - c. 1887

Cityscape, Jacob Maris, c. 1885 - c. 1887

oil on canvas, h 86cm × w 126cm × d 12.5cm × w 36kg More details

Maris’s city views are not topographically accurate, which is why they were given neutral titles. He was interested above all in composition and atmosphere. The painter himself said: ‘If I feel it is necessary to interrupt the long, straight roof lines, I simply add a domed roof, especially where the sky or cloud formation calls for such support. Why should I not be allowed to build my own cities?’

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