50 cm x 70 cm (19 11/16 in. x 27 9/16 in.)
Arthur Garfield Dove
(Canandaigua, New York, 1880 - 1946, Centerport, New York)
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1968
Arthur Dove lived on a boat off the coast of New York for seven years before painting "Good Breeze." His vicinity to the water emerges in the fluid forms of the composition: undulating waves of green and blue fuse land with sea, while the yellow triangle at center resembles a billowing sail. Good Breeze also captures the artist’s increasing interest in nonrepresentational painting, as the seascape dissolves into a patchwork of line and color.