Artwork Resource Packet

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During the early 1950s, the decade in which City Landscape was produced, Joan Mitchell created many paintings that suggest urban environments. With its pulsating strands and slashes of...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>City Landscape</em> by Joan Mitchell
This abstract painting evokes the excitement of the first space flights in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by the Apollo missions, Thomas's thickly painted patches of vivid color against a white ground...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Starry Night and the Astronauts</em> by Alma Thomas
This landscape painting portrays a uniquely American scene: The sugar maples with their red autumn leaves, two Native Americans gazing in reverence, and the powerful falls, one of the world's natural...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Distant View of Niagara Falls</em> by Thomas Cole
This painting features the famous medieval legend of Saint George, who saved a princess about to be sacrificed to the dragon threatening her father's kingdom. This teaching packet includes an essay,...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Saint George Killing the Dragon</em> by Bernat Martorell
Barbara Hepworth's Two Figures represents the artist's fusion of geometry and nature. The teak sculpture is composed of two vertical forms that are situated on a platform and punctuated by white...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Two Figures (Menhirs)</em> by Barbara Hepworth
Adriaen van Ostade's Merrymakers in an Inn illustrates peasants of multi-generations celebrating a joyous event in a spacious and picturesque interior. In the 17th century, the inn served as...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Merrymakers in an Inn</em> by Adriaen van Ostade
This colorful mummy case was made for the doorkeeper from the temple of Amun and is decorated with a variety of images associated with rebirth, including the scarab beetle, the hawk-headed god Horus...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Coffin and Mummy Case of Paankhenamun</em>
A Kalabari sculptor created this Ancestral Altar Screen as a memorial sculpture after the death of a trading house chief. It is one of many such screens made since the 19th century that...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Ancestral Altar Screen (Duein Fubara)</em>
Presented as a gift to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977, the America Windows remain an integral symbol of the city’s longstanding relationship with the arts. Artist Marc Chagall began...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>America Windows</em> by Marc Chagall
This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
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