Charles Burchfield The Night Wind 1918

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 509 The David Geffen Wing

“I have to find out where the idea wants to go,” Burchfield once said. The artist didn’t always know how his works would turn out. He would start with an idea and keep working on it. Using watercolors, he created pictures of nature, which he sometimes painted outside. What do you think it would feel like to be in this place?

Kids label from 2023
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper
21 1/2 x 21 7/8" (54.4 x 55.5 cm)
Gift of A. Conger Goodyear
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