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Gateway,Tangier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, c. 1912

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Gateway, Tangier
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859–1937
Oil on canvas
Made in Tangier, Morocco, Africa
Depicts Tangier, Morocco, Africa
18 7/16 × 15 5/16 in. (46.8 × 38.9 cm)
framed (sight): 26 1/2 × 23 1/4 in. (67.3 × 59.1 cm)

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"The blue tones and loose brushwork of this painting typify Henry Ossawa Tanner's most successful experiments with color composition and application of paint. Tanner, an African American artist, traveled to the Mediterranean region four times, and these trips had a profound effect on his style and subject matter. During a 1912 trip to Tangier, Morocco, Tanner became fascinated with this gateway—the entrance to the casbah, or the historic city area and fortress—and he proceeded to paint the gateway from many perspectives and vantage points."

Credit: The St. Louis Museum of Art, Friends Fund, Museum Minority Artists Purchase Fund, and the Judy Glick Fund
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Thanks for your comment, Marina. I find these colors so different from my mental image of Tangier. While both have beauty, this version, as you say, feels cool and refreshing.


I like the blurry pastels of Tangiers..A feeling of cool and fresh is everywhere. Thanks.


Thanks for taking an interest in this puzzle, Patsy, and for commenting. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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