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A brief essay focusing on Still Life—Strawberries, Nuts, & c., by Raphaelle Peale. This painting signals cultivation in both the scientific and cultural senses of the world. The...
Essay: <em>Still Life—Strawberries, Nuts, &amp; c.,</em> by Raphaelle Peale
This painting depicts the dignified, Chicago-based artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The traditional composition and lively colors that hint of his future Bronzeville paintings offer a glimpse into the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Self-Portrait</em> by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
This well-known work depicts a steam train emerging from a fireplace. René Magritte's realistic portrayals of images that do not seem to belong together align him with the French Surrealists. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Time Transfixed</em> by René Magritte
The first manifesto of Futurist painting is signed by Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, and Gino Severini, and dated 11 April 1910.
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03. Umberto Boccioni, <em>Manifeste des peintres futuristes</em>. Milan: Direction du mouvement futuriste, [1910]
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
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
This essay focuses on The Child's Bath which is perhaps the best-known example of the theme for which Mary Cassatt is most famous: mother and child. Completed seven years after the final...
Essay: <em>The Child's Bath</em> by Mary Cassatt
A brief essay focusing on Marsden Hartley's painting Movements, in which the abstract forms that surround the central red circle and black triangle move with a rhythmic flow not unlike that...
Essay: <em>Movements</em> by Marsden Hartley
Our eyes are first drawn to the sign above the colorful flower garden announcing the eight towers of Chicago 's Stateway Gardens projects seen in the distance. Kerry James Marshall combined the real...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Many Mansions</em> by Kerry James Marshall
A brief essay focusing on Beauford Delaney's Self-Portrait. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Self-Portrait</em> by Beauford Delaney
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