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Screamin' Jay Hawkins is a vibrantly colored image of the well-known rhythm-and-blues performer of the same name. Artist Karl Wirsum, whose works are characterized by flat areas of bold...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Screamin' Jay Hawkins</em> by Karl Wirsum
This striking quilt was made with pieces of fabric called "top sheets" used to line cigar and tobacco boxes. These top sheets include 108 colorful designs and pictures, including flags from around...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets"</em> by Theresa Zett Smith
The idealized human face is a subject of special attention for Baule sculptors. Among the most highly regarded Baule art forms are stylized portrait masks, such as this one, called ndoma....
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)</em>
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
In this lesson, students will examine and discuss Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base and explore how artists have used nature for inspiration. They will then design a...
Lesson Plan: Inspired by Nature
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
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
The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection is a cornerstone of the Art Institute of Chicago’s distinguished holdings of Post-Impressionist and modern art. Assembled by Frederic and...
Historic Collections: The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection
This Art Institute manual uses the kimono to explore Japanese cultural history and to stimulate multicultural discoveries in art, social studies, and language arts. Includes a historical essay,...
Teacher Manual: The Japanese Kimono
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
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