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Death of the Infant Bethel

Jewel-toned landscape painting. A large green hill dotted with trees rises in the center; the sky is blue with white clouds. Faceless figures in hues of red, blue, yellow, and orange walk from left to right in front of the hill. In the foreground two figures pull a dark blue body from a pond of the same color, while others lay in twisted and disfigured shapes on the ground.

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  • Jewel-toned landscape painting. A large green hill dotted with trees rises in the center; the sky is blue with white clouds. Faceless figures in hues of red, blue, yellow, and orange walk from left to right in front of the hill. In the foreground two figures pull a dark blue body from a pond of the same color, while others lay in twisted and disfigured shapes on the ground.

Date:

1965

Artist:

Bob Thompson
American, 1937-1966

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Bob Thompson

Title

Death of the Infant Bethel

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1965

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

152.4 × 213.4 cm (60 × 84 in.)

Credit Line

Walter Aitken Endowment

Reference Number

1997.217

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