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Essay: Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole
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A brief essay about Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole. This landscape painting portrays a uniquely American scene: sugar maples with their red autumn leaves; two Native Americans...
Essay: <em>Distant View of Niagara Falls</em> by Thomas Cole
Essay: Whirligig, entitled "America" by Frank Memkus
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This essay examines Whirligigs which are wind-powered mechanisms created solely for amusement and first appeared in the American colonies during Revolutionary times. America by Frank Memkus...
Essay: <em>Whirligig, entitled "America"</em> by Frank Memkus
Essay: The Room No. VI by Eldizier Cortor
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This essay examines The Room No VI by Eldizier Cortor who exhibits a distinctive style that is both realistic and dreamlike. With the dramatic cropping and the artist's striking use of...
Essay: <em>The Room No. VI</em> by Eldizier Cortor
Essay: Jazz Bowl by Viktor Schreckengost
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This brief essay focuses on Jazz Bowl which has etched images that capture the sights and sounds of New York City nightlife. Looking at the images can be compared to strolling through the...
Essay: <em>Jazz Bowl</em> by Viktor Schreckengost
Essay: Syllabub Cup by Cornelius Kierstede
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A brief essay focusing on the Syllabub Cup made by Cornelius Kierstede which is one of the finest examples of silverware in the Art Institute. His skill requires us to reevaluate the role of...
Essay: <em>Syllabub Cup</em> by Cornelius Kierstede
Essay: Cabinet by Herter Brothers
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A brief essay focusing on a cabinet created by Herter Brothers of New York. This cabinet represents art furniture produced in the late 19th century as an alternative to the machine-made furniture...
Essay: <em>Cabinet</em> by Herter Brothers
Essay: Pitcher by Tiffany and Company
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This essay focuses on a pitcher by Tiffany and Company which was one of the largest and most accomplished silver manufacturers in the world. Here, fish, flowers, and insects are artistically arranged...
Essay: <em>Pitcher</em> by Tiffany and Company
Essay: Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base Made by Tiffany Studios
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In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Louis Comfort Tiffany expanded and elevated decorative arts in America. He utilized all media—decorative arts, architecture, painting, and sculpture—to...
Essay: <em>Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base</em> Made by Tiffany Studios
Essay: Bureau Table attributed to John Townsend
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Among a colonial family's most costly possessions were textiles, silver, and furniture, such as this Bureau Table, attributed to John Townsend. This brief essay discusses the simplicity of...
Essay: <em>Bureau Table</em> attributed to John Townsend
Essay: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
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A brief essay focusing on Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. With its carefully constructed composition and lack of narrative, this painting has a timeless quality that transcends its particular...
Essay: <em>Nighthawks</em> by Edward Hopper

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