Alexander Helwig Wyant, 1880 - Any Man's Land - fine art print

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The modern art painting titled Any Man's Land was painted by the artist Alexander Helwig Wyant in 1880. The piece of art had the size: 18 3/16 x 30 in (46,20 x 76,20 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the American painter as the medium of the piece of art. Today, this piece of art forms part of the digital collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 142.000 objects that illuminate 6.000 years of artistic expression across the globe. This work of art, which belongs to the public domain is included with courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art ( creditline of the artpiece is: . Further, the alignment is in landscape format with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9, meaning that the length is 78% longer than the width.

Additional description from Los Angeles County Museum of Art website (© - Los Angeles County Museum of Art -

Notes from the Curator: Eliot Clark referred to this landscape as "one of the most dramatic and powerful pictures painted by Wyant," expressive of "the unrelenting and irresistible force of nature." Wyant depicted a desolate land, devoid of any human presence, with only one tree sturdy enough to survive, and the painting was mistakenly referred to in 1912 as No Man’s Land. Storm clouds move quickly over the wild marshy land, solitary stream, and ragged rocks, which cast threatening, dark shadows. While Wyant was preoccupied with light, atmosphere, and weather, Any Man's Land is one of his stormiest landscapes. His earth-toned palette has become even more somber, and his colors--browns, yellow ochers, grays, dark greens, blacks, and white--serve as visual equivalents of nature's ominous mood. The loose brushwork in the artist's late paintings is usually attributed to the physical disability he suffered after his stroke. Any Man's Land, however, demonstrates that Wyant's late painterly handling was not a result of technical inability but was deliberately employed as an expressive element. The forceful strokes in the clouds and sky echo the movement of the threatening storm, and the vigorous scumbling of the rocks and distant terrain express the wildness of the land. Air and earth seem to merge as the wind whips through, and all becomes ethereal. So removed from strict representation had Wyant become that his art verged on abstraction. Wyant's brushwork and emphasis on mood rather than place would date this as a late work. The art historian Robert S. Olpin places it in the artist's last years, dating it about 1887-92. A painting with the same title was exhibited in the 1880 annual exhibition of the Society of American Artists, however, and the notices the exhibited landscape received in several newspaper reviews accord with the appearance of the museum's painting. Any Man's Land therefore was painted much earlier than previously considered and demonstrates that Wyant's turn toward a personal, abstract art began earlier than art historians previously thought.

Notes from the Contributor: Painting by Alexander Helwig Wyant (Museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Structured artwork information

Name of the piece of art: "Any Man's Land"
Classification: painting
Category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Created in the year: 1880
Artwork age: more than 140 years
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Original size: 18 3/16 x 30 in (46,20 x 76,20 cm)
Museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location of the museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Museum website: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (

Artist metadata table

Artist: Alexander Helwig Wyant
Aliases: alexander wyant, wyant a.h., wyant alexander helwig, alexander h. wyant, Wyant, Wyant A., ויאנט אלכסנדר הלוויג, Wyant A. H., Wyant Alexander, A.H. WYANT, Wyant Alexander H., Alexander Helwig Wyant, Wyant Alexander Helwig
Gender: male
Artist nationality: American
Professions of the artist: painter
Country: United States
Artist classification: modern artist
Life span: 56 years
Birth year: 1836
Town of birth: Evans Creek, Tuscarawas county, Ohio, United States, rural community
Died in the year: 1892
City of death: New York City, New York state, United States

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The product

Print product type: art reproduction
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Production method: digital printing
Product Origin: Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Product use: wall gallery, home design
Artwork orientation: landscape alignment
Image ratio: 16 : 9
Interpretation of aspect ratio: the length is 78% longer than the width
Item material variants: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print): 90x50cm - 35x20"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 90x50cm - 35x20"
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Frame: unframed reproduction

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