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Sargent's portrait of Charles Deering
In 1876, at the age of 20, a Florence-born American art student named John Singer Sargent traveled to the United States for the first time. Taking a break from his studies in Paris with the French painter and instructor Charles Émile-...
Archibald John Motley's Nightlife
Cue up Pomp and Circumstance and the inspirational (if sometimes provocative) speeches—it’s graduation season! What better time to recognize the many celebrated artists who matriculated and earned degrees from the School of the Art...
Vedder_Fates.jpg Sometimes an artwork is many steps removed from its original source of inspiration. To get from the verses of the 11th-century Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám to this 1887 painting...
Delaney Self-Portrait.jpg “The impression I carried away was being saturated in color and light. Poor in everything but pigment. With pigment he was lavish as a millionaire.” These are the words author Henry Miller used to...
Chimu_Breastplate.jpg While this Peruvian breastplate boasts the same splendor and craftsmanship as European armor of the same time, its purpose was not protection. Made from gold, a relatively soft and precious metal that was...