Blue Sea

Blue Sea

1976
Artist
David True, American, 1942
Born: Marietta, OH
Work Locations: New York, NY
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of Julia Childs Augur
2011.267
David True (American). Blue Sea. 1976. Oil paint on canvas. Gift of Julia Childs Augur. 2011.267.
Dimensions
height: 66 in, 167.6400 cm; width: 88 in, 223.5200 cm; depth: 1.5 in, 3.8100 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern 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.
Exhibition History
  • "Showing Off: Recent Modern and Contemporary Acquisitions" - May 17, 2015 to January 3, 2016 (DAM)