- David True, American, 1942
- Born: Marietta, OH
- Work Locations: New York, NY
MediumOil paint on canvas
Credit LineGift of Julia Childs Augur
David True (American). Blue Sea. 1976. Oil paint on canvas. Gift of Julia Childs Augur. 2011.267.
Dimensionsheight: 66 in, 167.6400 cm; width: 88 in, 223.5200 cm; depth: 1.5 in, 3.8100 cm
DepartmentModern and Contemporary Art
CollectionModern and Contemporary Art
David True’s painting, Blue Sea, is an abstracted view of a childhood memory. Here, the geometrical silhouette of a ship is contrasted against the deep blue waves of a stormy sea and silhouetted against a puff of white clouds against a brilliant blue sky takes on a dream-like quality—no surprise, since True considers himself a Surrealist guided by his unconscious. True’s polished style, feel for saturated color, and striking contrast are the stuff that that stick in our memories, and perhaps evoke similar memories from long ago.
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