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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: At Mouquin's by William Glackens
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A brief essay focusing on the painting At Mouquin's by William Glackens. With her brillantly rendered dress and cloak, Jeanne Mouquin is the focal point of the composition in this painting...
Essay: <em>At Mouquin's</em> by William Glackens
Essay: Black Cross, New Mexico by Georgia O'Keeffe
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A brief essay focusing on Georgia O'Keeffe who was a pioneer of American modernism. She emphasized the essential beauty of her subjects by magnifying shapes and simplyfying details. In Black...
Essay: <em>Black Cross, New Mexico</em> by Georgia O'Keeffe
Essay: Zapata by José Clemente Orozco
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This essay focuses on José Clemente Orozco who was a leading figure of the Mexican mural movement during the 1920s and 1930s and became a pioneer of the public arts movement during his seven-year...
Essay: <em>Zapata</em> by José Clemente Orozco
Essay: The Shelton with Sunspots, N.Y. by Georgia O'Keeffe
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This essay focuses on Georgia O'Keeffe who was fascinated by the New York City's skyscrapers, including the Shelton Hotel. This painting depicts the building as she saw it early one morning from the...
Essay: <em>The Shelton with Sunspots, N.Y.</em> by Georgia O'Keeffe
Essay: Skyscraper Cabinet by Paul Theodore Fankl
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This essay focuses on the Skyscraper Cabinet which consists of an enclosed base topped by a series of compartments and shelves arranged like a pyramid, echoing the silhouettes of a city...
Essay: <em>Skyscraper Cabinet</em> by Paul Theodore Fankl
Essay: Tall Clock by Purcell and Elmslie
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This essay focuses on a clock designed by Purcell and Elmslie. Made of mahogany, the case front of this tall clock is pierced to allow a view of the pendulum. The clock reflects progressive design...
Essay: <em>Tall Clock</em> by Purcell and Elmslie
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
Essay: That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door) by Ivan Albright
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This essay focuses on Ivan Albright's painting That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door) which conveys the primary theme of regret over choices made in life.
Essay: <em>That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door)</em> by Ivan Albright
Essay: Nightlife by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
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This essay examines the painting Nightlife in which Motley uses both color and composition to convey a sense of energy and high spririts. The tilted perspective and overlapping limbs convey...
Essay: <em>Nightlife</em> by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
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