Our Art / Marsden Hartley / Rubber Plant

Enjoy Rubber Plant by Marsden Hartley and hundreds more 4K artworks with the Depict Experience.
Rubber Plant by Marsden Hartley on the Depict FrameRubber Plant by Marsden Hartley
Rubber Plant by Marsden Hartley

Rubber Plant, 1920

Marsden Hartley

This rather somber semi-Cubist still life shows a rubber plant on a tabletop. Its form is readily recognizable, though the background is constructed of a jumble of geometric planes and the table is also broken down into angular layers. The artist, Hartley, considered it a portrait of isolation and rootlessness, qualities you could infer from the dark color palette, heavy, block-like forms and the rubber plant’s strikingly black leaves.

From the Playlist
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on new artworks, upcoming art shows, and more!
© 2021, Depict