Nocturnal Passage

Harvey Dinnerstein2009

Spencer Museum of Art

Spencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, United States

This substantial, nearly life-size painting offers an epic look at humanity in the guise of a mysterious nocturnal boat trip carrying a ship of souls. The cast of characters embraces a variety of ages including the artist himself rowing in the center. With its grand scale and somewhat dark mood, the work serves as a contemporary history painting, summoning up art-historical references, such as Gericault’s famous Raft of the Medusa of 1819 at the Louvre.


  • Title: Nocturnal Passage
  • Creator: Harvey Dinnerstein
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Physical Dimensions: Canvas/Support Dimensions: 142.2 x 243.8 cm, Canvas/Support Dimensions: 56 x 96 in
  • Type: paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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