A Bit of the Terrace aka Early Morning Stroll

By William Merrit Chase SKU:40325

William Merritt Chase's "A Bit of the Terrace," also known as "Early Morning Stroll," is a special painting created in 1888. This artwork holds significance due to its depiction of a serene outdoor scene bathed in the soft morning light. Chase's masterful brushwork and careful composition capture the tranquil ambiance of the terrace. The play of light and shadow adds depth and evokes a sense of calm. "A Bit of the Terrace" is special because it transports viewers to a moment of peaceful contemplation, showcasing Chase's ability to capture the essence of a scene and evoke an emotional response.

33 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “”Captivating Serenity: William Merritt Chase’s ‘A Bit of the Terrace'””

Year Painted: 1888

In 1888, William Merritt Chase created a truly exceptional painting known as “”A Bit of the Terrace,”” also referred to as “”Early Morning Stroll.”” This artwork holds a significant place in Chase’s body of work and the realm of American Impressionism. With its serene depiction of an outdoor scene bathed in soft morning light, this painting captivates viewers and invites them into a world of tranquility and contemplation.

Chase’s masterful brushwork and meticulous attention to detail are evident in “”A Bit of the Terrace.”” The delicate strokes of his brush capture the play of light and shadow, infusing the scene with depth and a sense of calm. The carefully composed composition invites the viewer to step onto the terrace and take a leisurely stroll, immersing themselves in the peaceful ambiance of the moment.

What makes this painting particularly special is its ability to evoke an emotional response. The soft, diffused light and the serene atmosphere transport viewers to a moment of quiet introspection. Chase’s skill in capturing the subtle nuances of light and the delicate color palette adds to the ethereal quality of the painting, creating a sense of enchantment and tranquility.

“”A Bit of the Terrace”” showcases Chase’s mastery of the American Impressionist style, with its emphasis on capturing fleeting moments and the effects of light. It exemplifies his ability to infuse a scene with mood and atmosphere, immersing the viewer in a world of contemplation and beauty.

This painting continues to be celebrated and admired for its timeless appeal and artistic significance. Its ability to transport viewers to a serene and captivating setting, combined with Chase’s technical brilliance, ensures its enduring presence in the world of art.

In conclusion, William Merritt Chase’s “”A Bit of the Terrace,”” painted in 1888, is a truly exceptional artwork that exemplifies his mastery of capturing mood and atmosphere. Its serene depiction and skillful use of light and shadow create a captivating and tranquil scene. This painting invites viewers to embark on a visual journey, experiencing a moment of peaceful contemplation. With its enduring appeal and artistic significance, “”A Bit of the Terrace”” secures its place as a cherished and remarkable piece within the realm of American Impressionism.”

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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