Detail View

Planting
Date: 1939
Culture: American
Dimensions: image: 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (25.1 x 32.1 cm) sheet: 11 3/8 x 16 in. (28.9 x 40.6 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: lithograph
Credit Line: Gift of Richard D. and Marian G. Klein
Label Text: After and early flirtation with modernist art in Paris, Benton returned to the US where he devoted himself exclusively to American subjects. His compositions always show a concern for rhythmic patterning. The vigorous, curvilinear lines in Planting are characteristic of both his paintings and his prints. This lithograph is based on a 1938 drawing made in southern Arkansas. Benton later wrote, “The man plows, the woman sows. Common enough scene up to very lately – maybe it is still to be found. Old ways don’t die easily.”
Object Number: 1991/2.28
Currently not on view